THE FINAL FACE: Artist Fabrice Landry’s Unusual Painting at Artist Project Toronto 2013

Painting of young woman rendered in white and black on wood covered in scrawls and graffiti by teenagersSheylla by Fabrice Landry. Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. 

Sheylla by artist Fabrice Landry is the final face that Mixed Bag Mag is showcasing for the Faces of Artist Project Toronto series. A textural work, the backdrop for Sheylla was scored by Fabrice when he discovered the discarded wood awaiting the trash at the school he teaches at. Years of scribbles and scrawls etched into the surface by teens in love, in hate, confused, or inspired made one man’s junk this artist treasure as it spoke to real crises and identities of the kids he taught.

The final image of Sheylla, one of his students, was painted onto the board using Liquid Paper but instead of whiting out what lays beneath, her face is translucent allowing all the hidden stories to filter their way through.

Check out more of Fabrice’s work on his website and Artist Project Toronto.

Detail of painting of young girl using Liquid Paper as paint in the white areas and wood marked by scribbles of students as the backdrop
Detail of Sheylla by Fabrice Landry. Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. 

THE FACES OF ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO 2013: Nissim Ben Aderet

black line drawing of abstracted figure of a man on white backgroundImage provided by Nissim Ben Aderet.

I focus on a continuous line that I choreograph the dance of life for.

“In one line, Nissim draws an entire world of human images that move through imagined space and that create the infinite motion of relationships and hierarchies amongst themselves. On one hand, more is hidden from the view than is revealed to him. On the other hand, viewing the work means rummaging through the depths of the soul that emerge from the images.”

I am an expressive artist, I use a technique of action painting. With this technique I don’t plan the idea beforehand. I draw free from logic.

black line drawing of group of figures abstracted on white background

I draw a single line that creates a world of human texture. In one motion, I form my sketch.

black line drawing of group of figures abstracted on white background

The figures move in an empty space and form an endless motion amongst themselves.

black line drawing of group of figures abstracted on white background

When viewers look at my artwork, they can understand my thoughts and read my story between the lines. This story is built upon harmony, balance, dependency, longing / nostaligia.

black line drawing of group of figures abstracted on white background

All of my work talks about the relationships between people. If you follow a line closely
you will discover an entire world of figures that connect with each other.

https://www.mixedbagmag.com/images/130222_tap_nissim-ben-aderet_001.jpg Images provided by Nissim Ben Aderet.

View more of Nissim’s work on his website.

Get ticket info for the show as well view all the participating artists at www.theartistprojecttoronto.com or follow along for updates @TAP_toronto & #TAP13.

logo for Toronto Artist Project 2013 in dark blue with image of woman in profile with veil like cutout over her eyes

ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO 2013: Reflecting on Faces

This year Artist Project Toronto (TAP) challenged artists to create a piece of art based on their interpretation of the theme, Faces. Selected by a panel of judges, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive cash prizes, and visitors can vote for their favourite entry in the People’s Choice Award. (cited from www.theartistprojecttoronto.com)

Mixed Bag Mag decided to run with this theme and showcase some of the artist at this year’s show who deal with the representation of the human face in diversely different ways from each other but all with dramatic results.

Wednesday: Toronto artist Christine Kim (mixed media)

Thursday: Toronto artist Ivan Alifan (oil)

Friday: Israeli artist Nissim Ben Aderet (ink, oil)

Get ticket info for the show as well view all the participating artists at www.theartistprojecttoronto.com or follow along for updates @TAP_toronto & #TAP13.

logo for Toronto Artist Project 2013 in dark blue with image of woman in profile with veil like cutout over her eyes