Toronto’s art culture is thriving and there’s nothing better then to see our very own art students getting the opportunity to share their work with the world. The new art billboards outside of Toronto’s Eaton Centre is shining a spotlight on young Canadian talent.
The new Eaton Centre outdoor art display was created by 3 OCAD students and their art careers have taken off after getting this opportunity of a lifetime. So next time you’re walking past the Eaton Centre remember to look up at the masterpiece billboards done by Toronto’s very own creatives!
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Imagine Together was created by 3 OCAD University students, Raquel Da Silva, Daria Joyce and Jason Zante. The piece runs along Yonge Street and OCAD University says it represents how art can bring people together and build community. It’ll be on display for a total of 18 months.
This type of work was an enormous task that the 3 had never accomplished before. It took a total of 100 hours to complete on a one month deadline. Now that’s talent!
About The OCAD Artists
Raquel is a Toronto-based artist and designer, working primarily in painting and sculptural objects. Her work is focused on creating abstract environments with two and three-dimensional forms and shapes. Raquel’s pieces created for Imagine Together are meant to evoke the cultural vibrancy of the city and reflect the energy that it creates to inform, inspire and regenerate.
Daria is an illustration artist, creating work that is inclusive, playful, and vibrant, as she aspires to create art that connects and illuminates. Her pieces created for Imagine Together reflect the power of CF Toronto Eaton Centre as the heart of Toronto, a destination that brings people together in a visually inspiring environment, creating an emotionally enriching and communal experience.
Jason is a Filipino Canadian multidisciplinary artist. He infuses vibrant colours in his compositions that depict stillness in time, Philippine culture, and ethereal landscapes. His pieces created for Imagine Together emphasize how art and design influence social change and have the potential to create conversations that matter through captivating visuals.
“OCAD University is dedicated to fostering communities that integrate multiple perspectives and we are inspired by the creativity and passion our students showed in bringing this mission to life. We are grateful to partners like Cadillac Fairview for their strong community support and providing a tremendous platform, especially at one of their landmark properties, to serve as a showcase for our students.”ANA SERRANO, PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, OCAD UNIVERSITY
For more information on the new Eaton Centre billboards, click here.
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