001. Max Wyman, Writer
002. Alexander Atza Visnic, Artist, Designer
003. Veronica Stark, Graphic Designer
004. Nick Lepard, Painter
005. Zoltan Kiss, Architect, Potter, Painter
006. Scott Good, Composer
007. Eric Deis, Contemporary Artist
008. RozeMerie Cuevas, Fashion Designer
009. Toni Cavelti, Master Jeweller
010. Peter Busby, Architect
011. Gregory Borowski, Architect
012. Rhylin Bailie, Investor Relations
What is creativity? Can it be defined? How? How does it feel being creative? What about talent? Inspiration? Energy? Can it be learnt? Expiry date, crisis and death of creativity? Experience and age? Is creativity practical? Can it be measured? How? Ego? Archetypes and stages of creative process? Curiosity?
Is Vancouver creative?
Eric Deis is a contemporary Canadian artist working in Vancouver, Canada. His large format photography of architecture and urban spaces illustrate the intertwined dynamics of nature, history, and culture.
"My images are not staged nor manipulated they are captured in situ.
I strive to capture the idiosyncrasies of our society through the collision of artifacts of urban living and astute visual story telling.
I am particularly interested in the concept of the photographer's delight, where at the moment of exposure the camera captures details that the photographer could not possibly pre-conceive. Embracing chance enables my images to breathe with sophistication from competing focal points, secondary narratives, subtle textures, and a sea of lush content. I push this concept to the limit by producing images that are over a Giga-pixel in resolution and prints that reveal detail at nose-length.
Verging on the hyper-real, my images lead photography into a practice of image making where the subject is decentralized and every minute detail holds equal weight as a brush stroke does to canvas." --Eric Deis
Deis was born on a Canadian military station in the Queen Charlotte Islands. He is a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.). His contemporary art has been exhibited in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Serbia, Sweden, and the United States of America.
"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
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