Category Archives: Artzombie

Fire dish in Warsaw

This is part of my ongoing preparation for the Art + Photo exhibition I will be participating in with Georges Dutil and David Morris, at the Atelier/Galerie Marc Gosselin, in Montreal, May 17 to 26, 2018.

First one is a MP4, better quality but you have to set your player to loop for the effect to last more than 6 seconds – second one is an animated gif, which loops on its own, but is not as high def as the MP4.

From an original painting I created after a walkabout in Warsaw some years back. Time flies!

An animated piece reaches out to you, giving an illusion of experience that much closer to having been there. Of course, I still prefer the painting, which I’ll eventually publish here. In the meantime, warm yourselves by the fire in Warsaw’s Old Town.

Exhibition coming!

I’m glad to announce I will be part of an upcoming Art+Photo exhibition with two artist-colleagues – the picture has all the details you need for now. All three of us are very happy to work together again, and excited to prepare all kinds of fun things for this event.

More to come soon.

DUTIL MORRIS POIRIER ART+PHOTO EXHIBITION
Announcing our upcoming Art+Photo event, coming this May.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Study #1

Study #1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Study from a photograph I shot in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Been in a creative rut lately and needed to open things up a bit. Preparing a show in Montreal in the Spring of this year (2018) with two friend artists and trying to have fun, experiment, so that my head and, more importantly, my heart feel peace. This is simply an animated gif but it gets to say what I wanted to.

The dark side is entirely mine. The photo just called this mood so I painted and edited accordingly.

Small Athens Courtyard

Small Athens Courtyard
Small courtyard in Athens

I was in Greece for a short stay, and only had the chance to see Athens and Nafplio. I did not have a whole lot of time for walkabouts, so I did the best I could in picking some interesting spots for digital painting.

This was taken through a grid, as the place is private. I love the way the owner(s) used potted plants to enliven an otherwise feature-poor entryway.

Montepulciano Pottery

Montepulciano Pottery
Montepulciano Pottery

Italy is full of visual gems. Case in point, during a Montepulciano walkabout, this pottery set painted with a Tuscany theme in a window display caught my eye.

I’m sure they probably offered delivery to whatever country you live in, but I find that a digital painting takes less space in my NAS than the set would have required in my kitchen. Of course, I do not have the pleasure of serving olive oil, or fresh water from these beauties.

Prayer Time

Prayer Time
Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem during Friday night prayer

Friday night, Plateau Mont-Royal,  Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem members praying in the Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement, a very beautiful and historically significant church built between 1890 and 1908.

I was walking by and noticed the church was open. They were celebrating Mass, and singing prayers. The sound was beautiful.

I walked up to where I could be close to the monks and nuns and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible while having a clear view of the assembled singers. So this is what I came up with.

Humble Administrator Garden – Suzhou

Humble Administrator Garden Suzhou 01
One small space in this magnificent classical Chinese Garden

Suzhou (pronounced Sujo) is known for its beautifully manicured classical gardens — nine of which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two are considered China’s most famous: Lingering Garden and Humble Administrator’s Garden.

For more on this: http://www.traveltosuzhou.com/things-to-do/suzhou-china-gardens

Pudong Panoramic

pudong-panorama-01-1518-600

Pudong District, as seen from the Bund, on the Western bank of the Huangpu River, Huangpu District, Shanghai. Took more than a week before I could get all the buildings in the clear. Low clouds and rain are common here and make these kinds of shots a tad hard to get. I was lucky.

For more details on this particular area, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bund

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Take 2

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Madrid, Take 2
Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Madrid, Take 2

The Latina Barrio is a very busy and lively sector of Madrid. It starts breathing at dusk, as the day’s light fades away. It is full of restaurants and people start occupying the place as the night moves in. Just lovely.

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Take 1

Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Take 1, Madrid
Cava Baja, Latina Barrio, Take 1, Madrid

Cava Baja, at dusk, as the life starts to pick up. Restaurants don’t open much before 7 PM, or 19 h, and life won’t be buzzing until much later. Spaniards are not early revelers, so tourists can fill the available seats earlier in the trendy places.