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COMPS – This Saturday

COMPS – Art/Happening

This Saturday, March 26th @ Espace Cercle Carré

36 Rue Queen, MTL





COMPS : My Next Art Event

Comps Art Expo



My next art event will be COMPS, On March 26th, 2016 @ 19.00h – Espace Cercle Carré in Montreal’s old Port – 36 rue Queen, Mtl.

COMPS is an Art Happening put together by Montreal Artists as a way to emerge from the dead of winter. From Modern art to graffiti and design and set in an amazing Old Port cooperative space, Expace Cercle Carré, COMPS will offer you, for one night only, a glimpse into the depth of talent these artists can deliver.

COMPS est une soirée d’art mise sur pieds par un groupe d’artistes Montéalais pour sortir de la torpeur hivernale. Réunissant art moderne au grafitti et au design dans un espace coopératif absolument magnifique du vieux-port de Montréal, l’Espace Cercle Carré, COMPS vous offre, pour un soir seulement, un simple souffle du talent immense que ces artistes ont à offrir.


Some News : Mar and Poly



I’ve just completed two major projects, apparently the only two for 2015 (I’ll blame this lackluster productivity on my newborn baby and my job doubling my workload while decreasing my wage by 4.8%!!!!)


THAT SAID.. Mar’s “AFTER THE SUN” is shipped out to a few labels (hopefully) and my first full length script POLY will receive the same fate later today.

As for my next novel.. the secret is still valid… you’ll know who releases it early in 2016 for a Summer release of that same year.

ALSO, we’ve set up (with a few friends) an upcoming gallery expo in Montreal’s notorious old port (that’s right!!!)  (more détails after the XMAS break)

I’m going out for coffee because this basement is getting to me.

Up next : KILO (a graphic novel) – TRUE NORTH (crime novel) and CRASS (trash/poetry)

Crass, A Poem of Ordinary Havok

Crass, A Poem of Ordinary Havok

How truly painful it is to turn thirty,

And still wishing you were dead.

Once the age of discovery is gone

Once college is done with

Once you’ve outgrown punk

Or metal

Or hip-hop

And you stop fighting;

Doing what you’re told.

It is horrible,

It is crass Inching its way in the back of your mind:

It is the blank stare of a life less lived.

And I fear it is catching up to me.

Once you reflect upon yourself

Once you reflect upon your life

And realize

You didn’t go to war,

Or didn’t work for peace.

You didn’t look for art

Or science

Or a reason

Or a way

Not really anyways.

Wondering if your really tried

Wondering if you gave it all.

If you didn’t do it by now,

You might never will.

It is true.

And I am sorry,

That for every one of us that fights against destiny,

I’ve seen a thousand give up at the slightest sight of effort.

For every Jake Bannon

Every Ian Mackaye

Or Margaret Kilgallen

A million of us…

Headed nowhere

Running in circles

No moment sacred

None worth living.

The numbers are stacked up.

Ever faster,

The numbers,

Relentlessly moving forward

As Herds are gathered,

Ever closer together

Until we choke upon ourselves

And I am no fool.

I am well aware

That I am included in this.

Inching myself down the road

On my hands and knees

Forever clawing,

Forever trying to find a way

Before it all collapses…

“We are not pretty and we’re not rich,”

So it is true,

We are either grasping at straws

And the despair of hope

Or waiting to die with nothing to do

And we get to live to a hundred now,

How fucked we are.

Artworks : Fuka-Eri

A quick snapshot of my tribute to Haruki Murakami still drying on the wall…

Title : Fuka-Eri

Oil on Canvas

2 x 24×24

Ian Truman – 2015


Turning one of my paintings into a table

I turned a painting into a work table for the job using a bunch of old legs, tampered glass shelves we had laying around and some silicone. I bought the canvas that fit with the glasses we had and used the wooden frame as support for the legs. The glue smeared on the edges, so that’s a technique I’ll have to improve, but as a prototype, I’m pretty happy about it,

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Media Attention Deficit (new painting)

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