Blair Chivers is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto. “We live in an amazing time where much of the finest and most esteemed art is available to the public. The best books, music and films are ours to enjoy at our leisure. This is very beneficial to our entire society. However, the visual art world isn’t so accessible. Today, when artworks are easily manufactured in quantity photographs and prints the art world still chooses to make them rare and expensive. Is this the most optimum arrangement for our culture?” Blair Chivers’ work combines ideas and inspiration from the worlds of fashion, wine, music, books and film. He encourages new ways of thinking about art that could move us closer to a more democratic and advanced visual art world.
Blair Chivers’ collaboration with Each x Other has his ethos of positive psychology at its core. It is also inspired by his mirror painting series. Aluminum leather jackets and Bermuda shorts are splayed with a striking checked pattern. Optimistic, motivational messages are omnipresent throughout the collection; beacons of positive energy that invite us to “Think of Light.”