Konny Streding is a popular urban contemporary artist originally hailing from Berlin. Her works can be found across Paris and regularly feature women. The technique, called paste ups (or wheat-pastes), has been discussed here on MOTM before and you’ll probably recall my post on Lavalet.
If you’re interested in seeing more of Konny’s works, check out her website.
Commonly known for being home to the popular Abbotsford Airshow, as well as cheap gas prices, I recently discovered that Abbotsford is also home to a small collection of brightly coloured murals decorating the city’s historic centre. Naturally I dragged my husband on a walk so I could snap some photos.
The historical centre of Abbotsford is really cute, and I’m hoping to visit again in the near future to check out some of the local businesses.
During my most recent trip to Paris, I decided that I’d finally check out illustrious E. Dehillerin. For those unaware, E. Dehillerin sell cooking supplies. It’s got 2 floors jam packed with kitchen items that you’ll likely never have a need to use them at home. For someone who loves to hoard kitchen toys (guilty as charged!), it’s heaven on Earth. I’m working on a post to sum up my visit .. hopefully it will be ready later this week. Continue reading “Paris Street Art – Rue de Louvre”→
Here are a few more murals to, hopefully, add some fun and brightness to your day as we weather this crazy storm of uncertainty together.
This last one depicts an old hamburger stand that stood on Kingsway for decades. It has since moved, but those of us of a certain age will remember the iconic Vancouver landmark that was Wally’s Burgers.
As I promised yesterday, I’m back with a few more murals that I recently found.
Do you have a favourite? Comment below. Mine is of the crushed plastic bottle. At first I was annoyed by the parked car, but I think I actually like it being in the shot to give scale to the sprawling mural.
Yesterday I shared a confusing mural I found here in Vancouver. It was one of a series of murals painted in a commercial warehouse area in the north end of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of the city.
Today was my first official day of #WFH (working from home). It also marked the first day in weeks where I didn’t have to discuss ad nauseum these troubling and confusing times. I realise that I’m one of the fortunate ones though, and I worry about those who can’t do the same.
I recently found this mural. It confuses me, not unlike much of the news coverage these days.
In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across.
Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed in Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
It’s no secret that Paris is bursting at the seams with galleries, monuments and galleries. There’s always so much to see. Some of my favourite art can be found outside, by way of graffiti – or what I prefer to call street art.
Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”.
Lumière is an annual event here in Vancouver that is said to be inspired by light and artistic expression. A few minutes walk from our apartment, at English Bay, is the current home to one of this year’s 4 public installations. Recently, on my way home from work one evening, I decided to check it out. Continue reading “Lumière At English Bay”→