Island Pavilion is a production studio specializing in the printing of original and limited edition artworks. IP works with artists committed to a practice of digital image making and computer drawing. If you are familiar with Nicolas himself, this comes as no surprise: Nicolas has carved out a niche for himself in the world of digital aesthetics, and has gained recognition in Vancouver through exhibitions (such as his recent ones with the Contemporary Art Gallery and with Western Front) and through involvement in artist talks and panel discussions. He’s even gained recognition on an international scale, currently producing digital artwork for fashion brand Kenzo.
So far, two of the artists featured on the website are Vancouver-based: one is Nicolas himself, and one is Sara Ludy.
This website marks an intriguing point in our visual culture: it’s an example of a community centered around a very specific and strictly digital artform actively engaging with other communities – even those outside of the digital world. Most of the time, the artworks sold are the first physical works ever produced by the artists.
Although Island Pavilion is just starting out, it has already been featured in publications such as Triangulation Blog, and will without a doubt be featured further in online hubs for digital aesthetics.
It’s that gift-giving time of year, and in our opinion, an affordable, limited edition print of an artwork beats out pretty much any other gift out there. Check it out.