The crown jewel of the Croyds concept is our art-house documentary series — highlighting the unique perspectives of Montreal's Visual Artists and the essence that fuels their creative works.
Based in Brighton, England. Ellie Davies weaves mythology, religion, and children's stories into rich narratives, combining intricate oil painting with vibrant ink illustrations. Amidst the whimsy, her work hints at darkness with elements like fires, eerie woodlands, and unique flora. Ellie's eco-conscious approach enhances the depth of her creations.see art gallery
International visual artist known for sharing work rich in crisp and positive messages. Adida Fallen Angel discusses his creative process and love for street art.
By means of a mature sense of playfulness and satire, Da Silva makes a steady attempt at pushing the boundaries of character design. Get some insight on Andrew’s career and standpoint on projecting his art into the world.
A curatorial collective founded by Jose Guillermo Garcia Sierra and Alexia McKindsey, ANTES seeks the promotion and empowerment of the painting medium. With a keen interest in classical aesthetic values, they hope to preserve and revive paintings through a contemporary outlook.
Montreal-based photographer whose main focus explores human expressions and their underlying beauty. In this episode, we discusses his upbringing, his creative process and his love of portraiture.
Amelie Claire Lillethun is a Montreal based artist who works primarily in sculpture with clay, thread or paper to create figurative or interactive installations. She deals with themes of the absurd, personalized histories and narrative settings.
Is Art A Lie? Can design be an art form? Watch our interview with Fabrizio Siciliano founder and designer at Bastoni. As he explains his perspective on art and the role of design in his creative process.
Montreal-based artist specialised in intricate black and white illustration. In this episode, the Carlos reflects on his ten-year break from creation, the main drivers behind his current practice, and his use of symbolism, alchemy and mysticism to create a unique atmosphere.
Daniel is a hyper-realist whose work consists of the exploration of the human condition and how it shapes and molds our appearances as individuals — with a main focus on portraiture. In this episode, we discuss his inspiration and creative process.
Co-founder and gallerist at Usine 106u. Braün discusses his creative process, artistic influences and explains how (and why) he stays far from being predictable.
Questioning the concept of identity and belonging in the here and now; Florence Yee's versatile works mutate across mediums and styles.
This episode explores the work of watercolour artist, Gab La Petite. Gab' work creates idealistic interactions between places, spaces and objects. The watercolours, brightly rendered, allude to a spirited sense of play with form, shapes and patterns. With a special attention to pop culture references, her work stands as an ongoing series in the exploration of the strange and beautiful within the domestic realm.
A local Montreal artist originally based out in Halifax who over the course of the years has diversified in various mediums such as live painting & illustration, explains his current work with canvas.
A fine artist and freelance illustrator who defines himself as a narrative cartoon painter and who sees art as a translated vision. In this episode, Jono Doiron discusses online gallery systems and the impact of social media on today's art.
Jamie Bucciachio born in Montreal. Specializes in visual art, such as conceptual photography, design, and fine art portraiture. Not limited to the traditional medium of photography he also composes music and directs short films. Marshall Hoang was initially born in Ontario and now based in Montreal. Is a visual artist that is exploring a variety of art mediums. At the current moment conceptual photography plays a big role in her artistic practice.
A photographer with a focus on photojournalism and travel photography. In this episode, Malik highlights similarities and differences between different cultures — a theme she holds very close to heart.
Montreal based freelance visual artist and illustrator — affiliated with the Canadian artist network, En Masse. MC uses a figurative style, perfectly mixing fluid and geometrical lines to create a striking contrast in the female characters she depicts.
Working with a variety of mediums — antique photographs, wood, paint — Miss Rio incorporates caricatural animal-inspired elements into classic compositional methods and atmospheres. This episode explores her sources of inspiration and care for detail.
Inspired by the need to understand her flow of emotions, the Montreal-based artist often explores themes such as violence, destruction, reconstruction, fragility and abuse. In this episode, Mos Geez opens up about her artistic background and ever-evolving style.
In this episode Peter Farmer discusses what is known as the ‘struggle of the artist’, his creative process and his passionate devotion to art — or as he likes to describe it — his 'attempts at trying.’
Co-Director of the collaborative art initiative En Masse, Bottenberg's artistic style has been described as "clean-line" and full of "technical precision". In this episode, Rupert Bottenberg explores the definition of art and chats about his featured artwork series "Proxima".
Montreal photographer who's artistic style highlights tension, uncertainty and minimalism through a unique aesthetic. In this episode, Mundy discusses his creative process, and the challenges of coming up as an artist on social media.
Bringing dreams to the canvas, Nathalie Tran's body of work often touches upon the fantasy of love and the comfort of loneliness. Interestingly, the unique and eye-catching universes she creates never fail to include a few key compositional elements: fish, plants, houses and water. In this episode, Sleepy Headz discusses her creative process, and her painting "Filling The Void".
What is the relationship between Art & Politics? Sterling Downey is a Canadian artist, festival organizer, and politician in Montreal, Quebec. He is a founding member and principal organizer of the Under Pressure graffiti art festival in the city and has served on the Montreal city council since 2013 as a member of Projet Montréal.
Passionate since a young age in both art and creativity. Sylvain Martin oriented his studies towards photography. His career path has brought him towards different sub-genres in photography: From retouching, portrait, event and architecture photography. The latter is an area to whom he decided to specialize in. As it highlights the main elements of his personality: meticulous, creative and a good sense of aestheticism.