CANADA: Montréal Streetart Hunter and Graffiti Seeker – Patrice Loranger

Patrice Loranger is a passionate streetart lover and explorer of urban creations. Continuously he takes awesome photographs of the wonderful graffiti artworks in his home city Montréal and also from other great places throughout Canada. As well he is committed to providing information about social projects and reports on charities and relief efforts. Patrice supports his city by highlighting issues and getting more attention to problems, but also to those who help. Here on the Vagabundler platform Patrice is building up the Streetart Map Montréal.

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USA: Painter Andrea Jensen – Emotional Abstract DREA ART

“In each painting I am committed to creating sacred space, portals into imagination using abstract expression, color and texture. My paintings express an internal landscape that provokes emotions.” Drea Jensen – For the artist Andrea Jensen art is not only her chosen form of expression; it is also a special power and energy that can deeply touch and connect people. Her creative abstract works are doors to the mind and to the heart, they express emotions, good and bad, and touch the viewer on an individual and personal level.

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USA: New York – Manhattan Street Life

Our visit was just awesome! Thanks a lot to crazy and surprisefull taxi drivers, to fantastic cheese cake bakers, to great stand up comedians and definitely for sure thanks a lot for cinema pass out places when they are needed! Sorry for the snorring! 🙂 But the Lincoln movie is quite a long one and even without  the New York nightlife we would have fallen asleep in those cozy cinema seats. Thanks a lot for the contribution of the pics from photographer Alexander Teczar.

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USA: Mural Artist and Ecuadorian Graphics – LITUMAISM

Edgar Lituma Soto has traveled to all corners of the world. Tracing a path through colorful alleyways in South America to the swarming, vibrant markets of southeast Asia, his art is an intricate blend of multicultural influences and the visions of the hazy dreamworld between sleep and consciousness. The uniquely artistic member of his native Ecuadorian Sucua family is now a graphic designer and animator by trade, though his downtime is full of creative endeavors—the products of a passion for self-expression. His work has appeared in local galleries, pop-up shows and in mural form. Despite a severe case of chronic wanderlust, Soto calls Atlanta home at the moment.

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MEXICO / GERMANY: Mujer Gato – Dark Elegance and Steam Punk Fashion

I followed the photos of this fascinating artist lady on Instagram or Facebook for quite a while and always I thought those pictures are just damn cool, also very weird and often like from another world. The actress and creator of these scenarios with super stylish portraits is Dulce Ramirez. She currently lives in Heilbronn in Germany, but is actually from Mexico City. When she left her country about ten years ago, she did not only bring the cultural memory of the “Dia de los Muertos”, that means the “Day of the Dead”, but she also incorporated this theme into her art projects out of missing her home and from these first sparks of artistic development she designed a complete fashion queen of another kind. Namely herself: Mujer Gato. She’s weird, dark, interesting, different.

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USA: Marc Kennedy – Musician and Freak Out Collagist

I stumbled over this fantastic and in multiple fields active artist because of his funny and crazy collages. Seeing them over and over, these odd and stupid characters made me just laugh and these artworks became like a little comic strip series. Marc Kennedy did these visual objects by cutting, preparing and replacing photos while he had a little break from recording a row of his songs. He published as well a book and is producing cool t-shirts, but mainly he is a musician.

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USA: Charles Samuel Wait – Drag Painting Techniques

Art is interesting, can be a medicine which is working therapeutically on inner emotions and finally doing art possibly becomes a deep passion while expressing yourself. The painter, photographer and writer Charles Samuel Wait started painting around 2010 basically to cope with life struggles. After becoming a hobby the art is now part of his life and developing his bright way. Meanwhile the enthusiastic artist creates amazing works with drag art techniques, he is a nature photographer and published as well the book “A Venture Into”. Not to forget: His deep connection to coffee! Likewise in drinking as well in preparing, he even gave already life shows as a barista.

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CANADA: Ronley Teper´s Lipliners

We had again a very nice studio visit. A band from Toronto was announced. Before the show I did a little research and listened to some songs on the internet. Very nice, funny and interesting music. I could not assign the singers voice to the person, wasn´t sure who, and if this „Ronley“ was a man or a woman, a bandplayer or this incredible frontwoman. I just communicated with this person via Email. But she (so means a woman) runs the show (means the band, not the radio show, this should I do), but she´s the boss and the networker of the music collective. It´s a nice and great network of musicians who connect for projects, jam-sessions, concerts or bigger tours.

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USA: Sonny Lee L – Canvas Artist and Digital Painter

I always loved to read comics and I still do, the shelves are packed with X-Men, Thundercats and Ascensions and heaps of boxes are stored in the cellar. While scrolling through social media some month ago I stumbled over this creative guy here from Ohio and checked out his digital abstract comic styled artworks which took my attention. You could say some of his artworks are abstract freak out comics sketches for adults. I loved it and wanted to get in contact with the artists for an interview, so here we go!

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