art party

Name: Mo Bofill
Occupation: Senior Designer at Zulu Alpha Kilo
Pieces submitted in the 2010 art show: ‘Sea’ - sold for $250 and ‘Salt’ - available for sale.
R5T: How did you hear about the Art Party?
MB: From Ashley :) and the Tendril team.
R5T: How many years have you submitted art?
MB: This is my first year.
R5T: Tell us about your artwork.
MB: I call it ‘Sea & Salt’. One of the pieces is called ‘Sea’ (the one on the left) and the one in the photograph with me is called ‘Salt’ (let’s just say one cup of raw salt was used in this painting.) Conceived after consuming a whole bag of Miss Vickies Salt & Vinegar chips while brainstorming.
R5T: What is your favourite thing about participating in the event?
MB: Besides drinking wine, munching on some brie and crackers, rubbing shoulders with some pretty cool people while sharing stories about the most interesting parts of their far-from-mundane day… For real, the art show is a brilliant idea. It’s a great creative break and a great excuse to spend time with some lovely people.
R5T: What do you love most about creating art?
MB: When I finish a piece, I have no regrets.
R5T: What is your favourite style of artwork?
MB: Deconstructivism.
You can find out more about Mo here: http://mobofill.tumblr.com/

Name: Mo Bofill

Occupation: Senior Designer at Zulu Alpha Kilo

Pieces submitted in the 2010 art show: ‘Sea’ - sold for $250 and ‘Salt’ - available for sale.

R5T: How did you hear about the Art Party?

MB: From Ashley :) and the Tendril team.

R5T: How many years have you submitted art?

MB: This is my first year.

R5T: Tell us about your artwork.

MB: I call it ‘Sea & Salt’. One of the pieces is called ‘Sea’ (the one on the left) and the one in the photograph with me is called ‘Salt’ (let’s just say one cup of raw salt was used in this painting.) Conceived after consuming a whole bag of Miss Vickies Salt & Vinegar chips while brainstorming.

R5T: What is your favourite thing about participating in the event?

MB: Besides drinking wine, munching on some brie and crackers, rubbing shoulders with some pretty cool people while sharing stories about the most interesting parts of their far-from-mundane day… For real, the art show is a brilliant idea. It’s a great creative break and a great excuse to spend time with some lovely people.

R5T: What do you love most about creating art?

MB: When I finish a piece, I have no regrets.

R5T: What is your favourite style of artwork?

MB: Deconstructivism.

You can find out more about Mo here: http://mobofill.tumblr.com/

Name: Irene Pau
Occupation: Art Director at Rethink Toronto
Art Style: Chinese brush painting/ink and watercolour
Piece submitted 2010: titled  “Anya” $500 - Chinese watercolour with stitching in refurbished vintage  frame (found at an antique store at Queen & Roncesvalles)
R5T: How did you hear about the art party?
IP: I heard about it about  5 years ago from a friend who works in the industry. They knew I painted  and thought it would be something I’d like to check out.
R5T: How many years have you submitted art in the show?
IP: 4 years - I skipped one.
R5T: What is your favourite thing about participating in this event?
IP: The art party was the  first time I had painted in years after finishing school. It reminded me  that I really needed to keep painting and do more outside of work. This  party is great because it gives you a deadline to finish the work, and  let’s face it we all work better under a deadline.
R5T: Tell us a bit about your art.
IP: The style of Chinese  brush painting I do is all about using graphic black strokes and the  white negative space to create things in it’s simplest form.  Traditionally, this style of painting focuses on birds and flowers. I  got bored of that, and I was inspired actually, from the fashion in the  TV show Mad Men. I decided to combine fashion with art and my paintings.
I can be impatient, so watercolours are the  perfect outlet for me. The ink dries really quickly so you can produce a  lot (clean up’s a lot easier too). However, you can’t cover up or erase  ink, so every stroke counts. The amount of ink and water along with the  timing has to all work together because once you make a mistake, you  just have to drop it and move on to the next one.
R5T: What do you love most about painting?
IP: The exploration - I love  that the results are always unexpected. It’s also calming, and keeps me  focused.  I could stay up all night painting and not feel tired… now  if it were an ad we were talking about, that’d be a different story.
R5T: Are you in to participate again this year?
IP: Yes, but this time I’ll start earlier.
R5T: Yeah, they all say that.
You can find more about Irene and her artwork at irenepau.com

Name: Irene Pau

Occupation: Art Director at Rethink Toronto

Art Style: Chinese brush painting/ink and watercolour

Piece submitted 2010: titled “Anya” $500 - Chinese watercolour with stitching in refurbished vintage frame (found at an antique store at Queen & Roncesvalles)

R5T: How did you hear about the art party?

IP: I heard about it about 5 years ago from a friend who works in the industry. They knew I painted and thought it would be something I’d like to check out.

R5T: How many years have you submitted art in the show?

IP: 4 years - I skipped one.

R5T: What is your favourite thing about participating in this event?

IP: The art party was the first time I had painted in years after finishing school. It reminded me that I really needed to keep painting and do more outside of work. This party is great because it gives you a deadline to finish the work, and let’s face it we all work better under a deadline.

R5T: Tell us a bit about your art.

IP: The style of Chinese brush painting I do is all about using graphic black strokes and the white negative space to create things in it’s simplest form. Traditionally, this style of painting focuses on birds and flowers. I got bored of that, and I was inspired actually, from the fashion in the TV show Mad Men. I decided to combine fashion with art and my paintings.

I can be impatient, so watercolours are the perfect outlet for me. The ink dries really quickly so you can produce a lot (clean up’s a lot easier too). However, you can’t cover up or erase ink, so every stroke counts. The amount of ink and water along with the timing has to all work together because once you make a mistake, you just have to drop it and move on to the next one.

R5T: What do you love most about painting?

IP: The exploration - I love that the results are always unexpected. It’s also calming, and keeps me focused.  I could stay up all night painting and not feel tired… now if it were an ad we were talking about, that’d be a different story.

R5T: Are you in to participate again this year?

IP: Yes, but this time I’ll start earlier.

R5T: Yeah, they all say that.

You can find more about Irene and her artwork at irenepau.com

Welcome to the official meeting place for the Art Party, hosted by relish editing, 567vfx and Tendril Design + Animation (R5T).

The purpose of this tumblr is to showcase some of the incredible artistic talent advertising creatives working in Canada (mainly Toronto) have to offer outside of the work they do for their clients. 

For the past 7 years our companies have hosted the Art Party. It is an event where people who work in advertising can come to have fun without having to think or talk about work all night. We achieve the goal by focusing our attention on the things we love to paint, write, shoot, colour, sew, zip up, stick things on, and sing to… outside of work.

If you find yourself interested in any of the pieces showcased on this blog, please e-mail ashley@relish.ca for more information.