Romina Ressia: When Past Meets Present

Argentinian visual artist Romina Ressia’s series How Would Have Been? is a multilayered photographic exploration of past versus present, juxtaposing painterly depiction with the mise-en-scene of modernity. Originally a fashion photographer, Ressia gradually moved on to her Fine Art practice and has now become famous for her re-imaginations of classicism.  In her series How Would…

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Avleen Kaur’s ‘This Is Not a Happy Show’

Avleen Kaur is an emerging visual artist based in Toronto, whose distinctive visual poetry speaks to the perils of human life. Dissecting colonialism, capitalism, racism, and the heady and sinuous tapestry of human experience. We sat down with her to talk about her aesthetic, her inspiration, and her latest show at CryBaby Gallery in Toronto.…

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Welcome To The “Frow”

This time last year, the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt. From theatre shows, concerts, and events, to sports competitions – the Coronavirus canceled, well, everything… As we became confined to our homes, social media and in particular TikTok became the channel through which we came to communicate. Instead of dance…

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Ibrahim Mahmoud’s ‘Where his Flowers Bloom’

The project ‘Where his Flowers Bloom’ by Montreal-based photographer Ibrahim Mahmoud explores notions of toxic masculinity and how young men and people of color are often ostracized and depicted as violent and hypermasculine. Mahmoud lenses a delicate sense of warmth and comfort, evoking a place of vulnerability for young boys from all different backgrounds to…

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Brent Cleveland’s Neo-Figurative Queer Portraiture

Brent Cleveland is a queer Montreal-based visual artist whose neo-figurative portraiture probes concepts of gender, sexuality, and human expression. Through the haunting and distorted gaze of his subjects, Cleveland imbues a sort of warping of the male gaze, reflecting a nuanced glance of heteronormative defiance toward the spectator. We recently caught up with him about…

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Rihanna’s Fenty Fashion Brand Calls It Quits

Less than two years after Rihanna and LVMH joined forces to launch luxury label Fenty, the brand is sadly being put on hold. Rihanna fans will be sad to hear that WWD reports the singer and the French luxury giant came to the decision mutually with LVMH saying in a statement, “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to…

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Bottega Veneta SS21′

Bottega Veneta presents the Salon 01 campaign, their Spring/Summer 2021 collection unveiled in October in London. Photographed by Tyrone Lebon, the protagonist of the third volume of the book launched by the brand accompanying their new proposal. Featuring laissez-faire models sitting, lying down, and even stroking a dog, Salon 01 is juxtaposed by mise-en-scene that seems to…

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