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Ben Frisch

Creative Advertising and Production Company, Self in Collingwood

The Portraiture Paradox

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2019
IN COLLINGWOOD @ VOL 2

Ben Frisch has been an artist since the age of 2. He sold his first drawing to a classmate in grade 6 and he was hooked. Art as a career can be a challenging path to take especially as a portrait artist and that pursuit dominated his 20’s. Although Ben had many ups and downs, that dream never came to fruition. His passion for portraiture was put on a shelf and now at 36, he has not made art for a long time. It’s sad to think that dream may have died but in hindsight, Ben now sees the paradox that plagued him. This is the story of Ben's career as a portrait artist and why he was doomed to fail.

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Just Keep Painting

BY LEONARD SIAW
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Leonard Siaw shares his personal story on his growth as an artist despite the ridicule of people around him on his childhood ambition. With pure love for the arts, he continues to develop his skills in portrait drawings and painting and shows some of his notable 3D artworks in the city.

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Life as an Artist

BY BETHANY LAU
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Bethany Lau talks about her art and the beauty that she sees in finding your identity.

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My Double Life

BY JAYE HO
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Artist Jaye Ho explores a variety of themes including urban mythology, paradoxes and military structures, through her sculptures, installations and paintings. She will also talk about her ‘double life’ as a twin.

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BY DAVID SCHMITZ
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

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How I became a Struggling Artist

BY LAURA FRAEDRICH
@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Laura Fraedrich talks about how she became a professional artist and an art teacher.

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Paradox Art

BY LAURA TURON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

Laura Turon is a mixed media Border artist from El Paso, Texas whose work presents ephemeral art installations through processes that combine different light interpretations, mark making, repetition, design, and large-scale compositions. Laura is the founder and creator of Paradox Traveling Art, a mobile art installation gallery within a converted school bus, which creates and presents mobile art installations and murals. With a special focus on delivering art to communities that have limited or no access to art, and creating opportunities for artists to encourage and promote the creative arts. 

 

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Multi-Disciplinary Artist

BY JANE MARTIN
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 14, 2018

An East Hampton based multi-disciplinary artist, Jane Martin works in photography, painting, video stills, film, and installations. Jane takes inspiration from the nature of the East End of Long Island as well as from her travels around the world. Her work has been featured in galleries, museums, and art fairs across the United States, Europe, and Australia. Join us as we venture into her life and current ambitions.