Registry:Keywords:surreal alphabetical by last name

Boskovic, Petar, Entrance, 2016, Chomira Print

Petar Boskovic Artist

Petar Boskovic is a photo-based artist currently residing in Canada. The aim of his artistic practice is an ontological survey of the everyday, examining and exploring the way in which our lives exist both on the surface of things and beneath it. He has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2009 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2015. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Jeannette Ehlers Artist

Jeannette Ehlers’s work is characterized by its experimental nature. Often using image manipulation in her photographic and video-based works, she explores identity and meaning within these changeable terms, in both subtle and immediate ways. Inspired by her own Danish/Caribbean background, she has created cinematic universes that delve into ethnicity and identity, conveying imaginative stories in a visual language that is sharp yet engaging. Her works revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave trading nation, an aspect of Danish cultural heritage that is often glossed over in the country’s historiography. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

For every one that flees, there are many more who chase, 2015, notebook. 8.5 x 11 in.

Maxwell Hyett Artist

Maxwell Hyett is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where do we keep it; how do we retrieve it; and how does it translate through these processes? Maxwell develops these ideas by creating collisions between synonyms and related terms to question the unavoidable connections we make between symbols and learned meaning. His recent work uses relief sculpture and laser cutting techniques to explore these ideas. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Maria Flawia Litwin Artist

Maria Flawia Litwin is a visual artist who grew up in both Poland and Australia, straddling the Iron Curtain. She has spent the last 18 years living and working in Toronto. Encounters with communist and consumer ideologies within social and educational structures have made Litwin sensitive to the fluid and shifting nature of belief systems. She is particularly concerned with the way changes in ideology manifest themselves in her figurative and literal environment. Marxism, feminism and humour have greatly impacted her art production. Although trained as a sculptor, Litwin’s work is not medium-specific and takes the form of textiles, data collecting, performance, acting, video, photography, and fiction writing. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Arabian Delight, 2008, Rexine suitcase, taxidermy camel, metal rods, cotton wool and fabric, 41.5" (H) x 57" x 61" (105 cm x 144cm x 155cm). Installation documentation by David C. Alesworth.

Huma Mulji Artist

Huma Mulji works with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting, creating material juxtapositions which are attentive to the absurd, and question notions of certainty, and truth. Her works broadly address notions of failure and neglect, endurance and transformation. The deliberately awkward artworks are spatially evocative, and imbue an anti-heroism, playing out ironically, in her works. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Terence Nance Artist

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film has garnered recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been released theatrically in the US, UK, France, and South Africa and is currently available on DVD and digitally through Cinema Guild. Nance is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and his most recent films Swimming in Your Skin Again, and Univitillen premiered at Sundance 2016 and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Continue reading

Last Update:September 29, 2016

Wendy, 6 ½ x 9, 216 pages, b&w, trade paper November 2014, Published by Koyama Press

Walter Scott Artist

Walter Scott b. 1985, is an interdisciplinary artist working across writing, video, performance and sculpture. In 2011, while living in Montréal, he began a comic book series, Wendy, exploring the narrative of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre who aspires to global success and art stardom but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. The position of the outsider and shape shifter are central to this body of work and the influence of feminist icons such as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and artist, punk poet, experimental novelist and filmmaker Kathy Acker lingers. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017