Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Look Into Subway Sketching

In this video I set out to interview one of the veterans and co-creator of the Subway Sketching movement in Toronto: Thierry Lafontaine. Thierry is a former animation teacher, and current member of Imaginism Studios created by Toronto artist Bobby Chiu (also creator of the Toronto Subway Sketching). Because T (what we call Thierry while Subway Sketching) is such a great teacher/mentor to all of us that come out and sketch, and because he is one of the founding members, I felt that he was the right person I should interview with regards to what this 'activity' or 'movement' is to him and what it means for all of us that come out to sketch in this public studio.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Subway Sketching Examples

I want to include these subway sketchin examples by two artists from NYC that also share in the phenomenon of public art production. I want to tie in these two videos to my previous post as to give you a practical view of work produced during these art "trips".

-- The Subway Studio --

"Seriously? Drawing on the Subway??"

At the beginning of the term I set out to explore the way the artist becomes a part of the community. One such way I found through personal experience was by moving his "studio" to a public setting (a subway train in this case). With these 5 Images I want to expose one such studio where anonymous/ unknown artist can get together an share in the process of learning and creating of art. This "studio" because it is out in the open, invites new artists and art admirers alike to observe and participate in the creation of art. The Images taken have only been altered as to be easier for viewing, with the exception of "Artist at work" where I wanted to emphasize only the artist's hands and tools(sketchbook and pencil).

The Studio

"Wish I could draw.."

"...awesome drawings."

Artist at work

Artists need breaks too.