Jeff Blackburn Artist Feature Spotlight

Jeff Blackburn 146 Ossington Murals

Jeff Blackburn Homework

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It is my absolute pleasure to introduce HOMEWORK, a collaborative art 'show' featuring 23 of Toronto's finest artists. This book is available for free download from my website (link in my bio), and I encourage any colour-ers out there to tag #HOMEWORKCB with your completed pages. Have fun! . Huge thank you to all the artist for their contributions and @notnoreen for the help getting this out there. . Letter From The Curator: . This colouring book comes as a response to the social distancing and quarantining times that we currently find ourselves in. Staying at home is one of the best choices we can make to help those around us, and this book will hopefully allow that time to pass a little easier. . Toronto is home to some of the best painters, illustrators, and designers in the world. I’ve always been in awe of artists and their ability to create entire stylistic universes that we, as viewers, can visit. Each artist featured in this book is someone who I have been fortunate enough to spend time with, and paint or exhibit alongside. They have clocked immeasurable amounts of time in studios and on walls, perfecting their particular skill set, and have taught me valuable lessons in composition, technical prowess, and sheer ingenuity. I am so very grateful that they were willing to contribute their work to this project on such short notice. Through their generosity, this project is offered without cost. If you enjoy this book, I encourage you to reach out share feedback to any or all of these talented individuals – I know they’d love to hear from you. . Wherever this book finds you, please continue supporting local artists, so that we may continue making beautiful things. . -Jeff Blackburn . . @alexgarantart @ansermysteriousdate @ben_johnston @jerryrugg @brunosmoky @cmazzulla @elicserelliott @emilymayrose @hotsnackz @thejeffblackburn @hello.kirsten @markliamsmith @mediah @nessleee @nick_sweetman @pauljacksonlives @peru143 @richardahnert @mr_scott_waters @shalakattack @thatlosersmolik @mistersoy @amancalledspazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #colouringbook #artshow #artgallery #digitalgallery #blackandwhite #inkwork #ink #linework #design #colouring #draw #drawing

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So Jeff Blackburn put together this colouring book with his street artist friends ! How cool is that ? You can download it from his personal website.

I downloaded it and it’s a PDF with 25 pages. He says that is a response to social distancing and it will help pass the time. What a great idea.

Jeff Blackburn Feature Artist

That gave me the idea to do a post with his street art that I have found over the years.

Check out his Instagram but make sure you visit his official website:

Jeff Blackburn is a multidisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience producing and exhibiting projects. The thematic core of Blackburn’s work is an introspective exploration of personal connection, with individual exhibitions directed to more specific concepts such as social dynamics, and isolation.

Drawing inspiration from both sequential art and the graffiti/post-graffiti movements, his work is known for its emphasis on line and texture, and its dissection of form using interpretive contour lines. Paintings are constructed by merging pop art aesthetics with urban art materials and techniques.

His work can be found in numerous privately owned art collections, as well as corporate collections such as those of BMW and Live Nation.

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Jeff Blackburn 146 Ossington Murals

146 Ossignton is a bit of a hangout for some of the street artists. They use this location for Secret Walls that Jeff participated back in 2018.

Jeff Blackburn is a fixture here and I have run into several times usually interrupting his work ! But he is always gracious and tells me what he’s working on.

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Jeff Blackburn Traffic Signal Box

There are I believe 8 of these raccoons by Jeff all over the city. I have only see about 4 so far. This one is at the bottom of the stairs at Casa Loma.

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Jeff Blackburn & ‘A Man Called Spazz’ Garage Door

I found out from Jeff that he did his side first and later on Spazz did that Dr. Seuss character.

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Jeff Blackburn Racoon Mural

I pass this raccoon by Jeff Blackburn sometimes once a week.. sometime more.. I think I have pictures of it in every season.

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Jeff Blackburn Bear Mural

This used to be an ice cream shop and Jeff painted this bear. Unfortunately the shop closed up.. but the new shop kept the bear and just painted around the artwork. It actually looks better now.

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Jeff Blackburn “The Plant’

This mural by Jeff Blackburn was a temporary one and there’s a soon to be finished condo going up at this location.

Jeff has a great video about the making of this mural.

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Jeff Blackburn Moose Garage Door Mural

One that I discovered in a back alley a couple of years ago. I was very happy to find this moose by Jeff Blackburn.

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Jeff Blackburn Elephant Mural

This elephant by Jeff was apart of group jam near the entrance to the train station.

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Jeff Blackburn Northern Contemporary Gallery

Back in December of last year several artists painted the front of this art gallery. Jeff Blackburn did this section. I didn’t see him that day.. I just saw the ladder.. he must have been hiding !

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Jeff Blackburn & Peru143 Collaboration

This section by Jeff and Peru143 is outside a school.

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Jeff Blackburn Butterfly Garage Door

This butterfly by Jeff Blackburn was for Nick Sweetman’s butterfly laneway project. This was the first edition in 2017.

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Jeff Blackburn Raccoon Anniversary Park Signal Box

This raccoon I think was painted over. I don’t remember seeing it the last time I walked by.

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Jeff Blackburn Raccoon Tourist Signal Box

This isn’t the best photo.. but you can just go and see it for yourself. It’s in the middle of a tourist friendly area.

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Jeff Blackburn Raccoon Jazz Signal Box

This racoon is outside of a Jazz club !

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Jeff Blackburn Raccoon Trinity Bellwoods Box

This one got tagged but the city cleans them up regularly so not to worry.

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Jeff Blackburn Raccoon Roncy

This one gets tagged a lot as well. I’ve noticed a lot these racoons are in the East End !
I know there’s a few more ! I will find all of them eventually.

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Bellwoods Collab Mural

This is behind Bellwoods Brewery and was put together by Enmasse. It’s basically a jam and everyone works together.

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Jeff Blackburn Brodawka Roof Mural

This mural is by Jeff as well but it’s hidden way up on the roof.

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Jerry Rugg & Jeff Blackburn Collab

Even though Jerry was the lead artist on this mural Jeff Blackburn was instrumental in this project.

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Jeff BlackBurn Art Show

These are some of the pictures that I took at Jeff’s artshow last year.

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Finally I will include this sticker.. I’ve spotted a few of his stickers all over. Anyway..download the coloring book ! Stay home and stay safe !

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