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As you know I don't show in Vancouver very often, so here's a chance for everyone to get to see what I'm up to these days. I've put together a set of large and small paintings for ELECTRICKS that opens this Thursday from 7-11pm (May 1st). The show is located at Hot Art Wet City Gallery, 2206 Main Street/6th Ave. I'm also showing with two very talented Vancouver artists Laura Bifano, and Luc Latulippe. Please come down and join us for a few drinks and support a great little gallery. Mister Atomos
Electricks is a group exhibition featuring new paintings, prints, and t-shirts by illustrators Mark “Atomos” Pilon, Laura Bifano, and Luc Latulippe. Electricks is a carnival of seductive technology and persuasive robots who dwell in a Tesla formed world of electricity and mystery. Deceitful machines. Which seems timely, given this era of Snowden leaks and high tech surveillance. We now live in the science fiction world we had predicted years ago, only not always the inspiring one we had hoped for. But like any good science fiction story there is a hint of hope and new discoveries. This is Electricks.
For show previews and sales contact Chris Bentzen at 604-764-2266
Built a set of icons for BC Business Magazine based on secret society imagery and marketing events. Yes, a strange mix but that's just the way they roll down at BCB, a fun project indeed.
Canadian Thanksgiving is a little different than the American version. I think it has less to do with history and more to do with end of harvest celebrations. In any case, a big hearty meal is always welcome and as a side note I couldn't figure out of to work in a Tofurki so my apologies to all the vegetarians. I drew in plenty of veggies to make everyone happy. Enjoy.
I was honoured when Matt Warbuton at Emdoubleyu Design asked me to illustrate the postmark for the upcoming Canadian motorcycle stamp via Canada Post. This is my first stamp project and something I've always wanted to do since my collecting days as a kid.
Matt's stamp design is clean, beautiful, bold, and features the amazing photography of Paul Joseph. The illustration itself is based on a famous World War II Recruitment poster depicting Canada's military riding into combat on Canadian-designed motorcycles as "Canada's New Army". You can find the background story about the stamps at Emdoubleyu. Also check out the UBC News feature on the stamp's release.
This stamp was released today and available on the Canada Post website.
I have a limited edition t-shirt being launched as a part of the Artist Series event at Hamburger Disco. The launch is Saturday, April 16th at 11am. Get there early for free giveaways at The Hamburger Disco Pop-Up Store. 196 Kingsway in Vancouver. (Kingsway & 10th). I'll be in attendance from 12:30 - 4:00pm. Read the Georgia Straight article for more inforation. Buy Online