Seana Reilly

American artist Seana Reilly creates intricate and detail-filled drawings drenched with tension and mystery. The subject matter of these drawings is elusive, and shape shifting with each glance. At first, they appear as a microscopic slide of bacteria or the cross section of plant or animal fibers. Then, they suddenly shift, transforming into a photograph of the surface of a planet, perhaps the texture of the side of the moon. Each piece brings us into its artificial world, inviting us so close they fill our vision and appear 100" high. In reality, they are minute 1" squares, hung in a grid on the wall next to an enticing magnifying glass. When we consider their scale against our own, we fee

INTERVIEW: David Willis

David Willis is a Canadian painter, who's work is full of movement and vibrant colours. He shares with us his thoughts behind his work and process. Can you describe your studio routine? Starting off is always the hardest part, so often I start with mundane things like tidying the space and looking again more closely at recently made work. After that the hardest part is throwing myself into start painting something new, so I break down the white surface as quickly as possible. Once I have at least one painting in progress It's easier to paint and respond to the direction the image is going. If you could collaborate with any other artist in the world, who would it be? I'm a fan of the German p

Ibrahim Abusitta

Toronto based artist Ibrahim Abusitta paints inviting yet eerie group portraits of fun gatherings and social spaces in his series "A Past Life that Exists for Nostalgia" Each painting is filled with an ominous wash of colour, a rust orange, neon fuchsia, and muted burgundy, tinting the scenes with an emotional backdrop. They capture a cinematic moment, a movie still that has been eroded with time with details that have faded away. The texture of the wood-grain surface comes through the pigment, and details have been scratched into the façade with a desperation for familiarity. The faces of his figures remain anonymous, lacking in specificity and because of this, they feel untied to reality.

Albert Chamillard

American artist Albert Chamillard creates ballpoint pen drawings that are intricately layered and pleasantly nostalgic. Using paper from vintage ledger books as a surface, Chamillard allows faded page lines to become part of his compositin, directing their outcome. Each geometric form rises with the textured layers of cross-hatched marks, the repetitive motion of his hand embossing the smooth, yellowed paper until it is glossy. By building up these small lines, he is able to achieve an intense sense of shading and contrast, creating an illusion of depth so convincing the forms threaten to peel off their pages. Chamillard's materials of choice are modest and unassuming, they bring to mind gra

Joey Slaughter

American artist Joey Slaughter creates captivatingly colourful paintings. Each piece oozes with energy from an anthropomorphic personality, creating a cast of characters through Slaughter's body of work. Slaughter's paintings are full of crisp line work and graphic channels, creating intricate colour fields in saturated hues, which mirror and wrap the surfaces of his uniquely shaped panels. While their abstract shapes are strange and unfamiliar, their bulbous nature hints at their inspiration. Joey states, "the irregular formats are derived from the idea of thought clouds, word balloons, or speech bubbles." These conversation bubbles capture the words and phrases that become "earworms" in Sl