Wednesday, 6 May 2015
This past weekend I had the chance to go and check out the Love Art fair, a collection of contemporary art from all around the world collected in one building here in Toronto. Tons of people were in attendance to see some of the best work of the modern art day, and plenty bought a few pieces as well. I was glad just to be able to take it all in, some extremely unique pieces and clever designs being used, stuff that could inspire. And I will say this, everything here looked great and had a purpose, I didn't find any blank canvas with a dot going for five thousand dollars. Quite the opposite really, I found pieces that played with colours and designs or that took the modern commercial world that we know and transformed it into art. A lot time and dedication was used here to create some one of kind masterpieces, and while it is always great to look at past works and achievements in the art world, it is also reassuring to see the future is alive and well with no end in sight. The biggest question moving forward as a society and as artist we have to ask is, what are we trying to say about the world we live in? For everything we have accomplished, we are still behind on a lot of issues. We still have a portion of society unwilling to let evolution and change take its place, people who would rather benefit from a disconnected and selfish world. We seek self importance and praise, I see a world that needs the approval of many to feel important. A lot of important issues that we need to talk about can be shown through art, so when someone says their an artist, don't scoff or roll your eyes, because these are the most important messengers of our time.
So next time and art show is in town or you have a free weekend, why not go to the Art Gallery of Ontario? Or for those outside the GTA, go to your local art museum, New Yorkers go to MOMA. Look at everything and figure out the message, what does it mean? I am going to share with you a collection of pictures that I took at the Love Art fair, these were some of my favourite works at the show, take them in, look at them and enjoy.
So there you have it, pretty cool art no? Do you have a favourite piece from all the pictures? What do you feel the purpose of art will be in the future? Let's start a conversation here, leave a comment below or tweet me @ChileanStorm and let's talk some art. A big thank you as well for taking the time to read and take in some art, I usually talk comic books but art is extremely important to help the medium as well, so until then boys & girls, keep chasing the storm.
Friday, 1 May 2015
...what? You didn't see that coming?
So yeah, I stayed up late and I had to walk home, but it was worth it. To me it wasn't a question of when I was going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was more how and where. This watching was more for the sake of watching the film and being able to avoid spoilers and anything else that might ruin the moment and I am so glad to say the moment was incredible. But for everything I want to gush and gush about Age of Ultron I want to get some of the bad points out of the way. The film wasn't without flaws, but nothing that stopped from being absolute blast of a good time. And I will make this spoiler free, I think maybe by the end of the month people can spoiler talk about things if they want. This is the grace period.
Off the bat, if you don't know comics or haven't been watching all the Marvel movie, you will be lost watching this. What AOU does is ambitious and big, but if you don't know why you should care or even understand who is who, then you are going to have a good time. Or at the very least you will be confused. Secondly and this is strictly my opinion, for a movie with his name in the title, I wasn't entirely sold on Ultron. But that's me and I am going to explain just yet, I want you to go see it and see for yourself first, without reading anything on the character. And also it needs to be said, I know why they are there, but did there have to be so many in movie advertisements? I can feel movie critics collectivity scoff at this. Like I know why they are here, I just don't care much for them.
So the good now. Comic book fans will absolutely love this movie, so many great scenes with all the different characters and probably some of the best action moments on screen out of all the Marvel movie so far or comic books movies in general. Mind blowing action all over the place, you will love it. And the twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, just awesome. I loved every moment we got to see these two in action, I wish we could have seen more of them but I guess I will have to wait for those deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray. And the Avengers were great as well, loved the back and forth between the characters, seeing the trinity of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor all interacting as the main corner stones of the team was great as well. And the movie leaves you wanting to see what is going to happen next, so Ant Man, you better have a whole lot of awesome.
So at the end of the day, comic book fans go see this immediately! And let me know what you guys thought of the film, did you guys have a good time? Loved it? Hated it? It could happen, some people were born without a heart (I kid). But let me know what y'all thought about the latest Marvel event of the summer. I gotta get ready for Free Comic Book Day, out in Brampton tomorrow at Stadium Comics. So until then, I will see you guys later, keep chasing the storm!