MNSTR is a shared idea, an artist-driven collaboration, and most importantly it is how we think art should be produced and shared. MR/MRS MNSTR, aka B e n and O l i, are the creative duo behind MNSTR (pronounced Monster). Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Screen printing, VFX, Marketing, and Curation. MNSTR is the creative sum of us, a multi-functioning artistic space accommodating the production and exhibition of local + international artists, collaborative, group, and individual productions. We were once situated in a Mezzanine loft located in Mount Pleasant, our home was divided in half with the front of the space as our creative studio and the rest for living. We have since moved on from this space and won't be hosting exhibitions in a physical space until further notice as the pandemic has changed the path of our creative journey. What's behind the name? This is our lil' monster that we have created together, our biggest collaborative project to date. ‘Gallery’ is an interpretation of how we want to share our work. We look forward to sharing our kind of aesthetic here.
Our years of experience as creative professionals have helped shape the way we see art, its molded our opinion of how art and making art can and should be enjoyed. We believe good art can be accessible and affordable, we appreciate new artists who bring their own understanding of culture and dedication to craftsmanship and who need an avenue to share their work. Collectively having lived and worked in Jakarta, Kansas, Auckland, Sydney, and Singapore now bring their enthusiasm & knowledge to the west coast of Canada. We like Street art, graffiti art, pop art, narrative-driven social commentary, conceptual photography, illustration, printmaking, tattoo art, and design. We enjoy discovering fresh art + styles + all sorts of artists that love to create. We love to connect with other creatives.... Just hit us up!