My posts on this page announce news + events relating to my work as an illustrator and artist. As a blog, it also allows me to showcase and talk about all things inspirational and of interest to my roving eye.

Thursday
Aug272009

Third Skin

 

In 1999, two artist friends and myself formed an art collective.The purpose of this union was to kick-start our creative juices, break down some mental blocks and to simply have fun. I was frustrated with where I wanted to take my work as an illustrator at the time and this was a springboard for getting myself out of a stylistic rut. My work was very well established, but I was feeling stale. It was time to shake things up. We decided to call ourselves NO IDEA, an homage to another trio, GENERAL IDEA, the groundbreaking Canadian art collective. The rule of thumb for our work revolves around the ‘exquisite corpse’ method. We all work on the same pieces at different times and rotate them, each artist adding to and responding to what was previously done. The accompanying 3 pieces are in fact a triptych and were executed around the theme of beauty/surface/body-politics and our view of that world around us. (in a nutshell) NO IDEA: Grant Reimer, Dell Brown, Thom Sevalrud

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