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Faster, stronger, laster, longer! When I took my ride on the Regurgitator I went crazy fast but not long enough to vomit.
If you missed seeing my ride in Miami click here to view.

Doyle’s style of sculpture/performance/interactive art is something that has to be experienced and felt in person. His art gives off a very powerful energy that does not translate very well through print or even video formats. Doyle uses materials that have already lived an entire life previous to becoming part of his artwork which gives the pieces an eerie lingering soul that almost attaches to you during an interaction.

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Recently Ryan Doyle was part of a group show that I curated in Vancouver, BC. Slivers, Shivers, & Snake Skin his first Canadian art world showing.
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Andrea Wan is a friend of mine from way back in our ECIAD beginings and I have always been drawn to her creations. She has this amazing ability to reveal beauty in sadness while at the same time maintaining a sense of humor – not a task many people are up for! Andrea is an artist that y’all need to get to know – so I asked her some questions and she kindly answered them…

ZA – You majored in film and animation in art school – how has this influenced/affected your illustration style?

AW – I have always enjoyed listening and telling stories. As a kid I enjoyed improvising and recording my own stories onto  cassette tapes, and I guess that lead to choosing film as a medium in art school. My taste in film is very diverse but doesn’t necessarily have a direct influence in my illustration style. However, having a background in film sure gives me the option of incorporating the element of time in my work.

ZA – Vancouver is a grey and rainy place and it seems to show in your illustrations. Is this a conscious choice or does your environment filter into your work?

AW – I’m interested in conveying different emotions through imaginary landscapes in my illustrations. The Vancouver weather might have filtered through subconsciously since I’m always influenced by the environments I’m in. I have been told that my illustrations seem to have a layer of haze over it – that’s because I usually like to work with neutral colors, but lately I’ve been trying to introduce more bright colors to my palette.

ZA – So, I guess I’m really interested in your influences since I think that tells so much about where you’ve been and where you are right now in terms of your style. What music are you listening to right now and what are your favorite websites???

AW – The music i’m into right now is Atlas Sound and The Big Pink. My favorite websites are A journey Round My Skull and Book by Its Cover

Andrea Wan is a Hong Kong born, Canadian raised artist and illustrator that creates whimsical, dark, and mysterious images. She received a degree in Film, Video, and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver , Canada and went on to study illustration and design at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. She now works as a freelance illustrator based out of Vancouver, Canada.

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Hey Yall – meet one of my favorite new artists Richie Wislocky from NJ. He likes playing with lazerz, feathers, dreams, music, hot/spicy glue, and meows. Enjoy!

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