Jun Cha – Paris 2013

Through the lens of a black and white video that mirrors the visceral figurative style of Jun Cha, filmmaker Santiago Arbelaez followed the LA-based artist during his 14-day pop-up tattoo studio in Paris. Expanding Cha’s ongoing investigation to fuse classical inspirations within the modern medium of tattooing, the artist challenges traditional concepts of the creative process and continues the dialogue between art history and fine line Black and Grey which has been a constant evolving theme in his work.

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Mark Lovejoy – Up Close Photography

Mark Lovejoy‘s photography gets up close and personal with paint detail and the way paints interact with one another. The images are unbelievably striking, colourful and loaded with texture.

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Writing Wednesday – Warren Haas “I Woke Up In Burnaby”

For this week’s edition of Writing Wednesday we’ve got a newcomer and dear old friend, Warren Haas, who sent us over a treat to read. Normally a photographer for us here at BBB, Mr. Haas comes through with a short story entitled “I Woke Up In Burnaby”. He obviously gets the photo credit as well.

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I woke up in Burnaby

I saw a ceiling. I forgot where I was. I looked around and remembered I was at the university. But I forgot why. I looked at my watch, it was 8:30. For some reason I hopped right up and made a B-line for the bus stop. Without really noticing. I was still drunk.

I caught the bus as soon as I got there, and I almost fell over as I walked on. I laughed to the bus driver. I rode the bus to the loop and then headed to McDonald’s. Then I went back to the bus stop to wait for my bus. The bus was there and the driver was sitting inside. But it was 10 minutes before the bus was scheduled to leave so the driver decided she wasn’t going to let us on.

This irked me and an old man who was also waiting for the bus. We started talking about the weather. To be honest I couldn’t understand half of what he said because I was still drunk and I think he was too.

We started talking about how nice it was that they let us wait outside when it’s raining. And then we traded sarcasm about the seriousness of letting passengers on the bus too early. The old man started to get very impatient. He was staring intently at the driver, who was busy consuming her own McDonald’s.

Finally she opened the doors, but the old man held me back from getting on and said to the driver, “Wow. Wait. Are you sure we can get on? Is it really ok?”

He then boarded the bus behind me and we took separate seats. But then he turned to me one last time and said,

“Cunts. Some have them. Some are them.”

Mock Seinfeld Movie Posters

It’s a little bit out of what we normally post, but if you’re as big of Seinfeld fans as we are here then you’ll know how exciting it is to see these posters that are mock ups of all the made up movies the characters in the show go to. Some of them we may have done differently and they’re missing a few good ones, but that’s just being super critical. These things are friggin’ incredible!

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Katharina Grosse – One Floor Up More Highly

Katharina Grosse is an artist who loves to get colourful and go big with her work. We’ve posted up some of her work before and if you remember is beautiful and destructive. This new installation is no different and embodies what we love.

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