At Black Line Studio, art is a major factor in everything we do. More than your traditional tattoo shop, Black Line Studio is also a functioning art studio and gallery space. To promote our passion for art we collaborate with local and international artists, displaying artwork in many forms.
Born and raised in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a small town in Russia where most residing are either sailors or doing military service. Suren began to draw from an early age. Eventually Suren found a passion for street art, helping him grow artistically. Later in life Suren became acquainted with surrealism and artists of the golden age. Now, Suren is a master tattoo artist and painter. His major creative inspirations are women, love; committed in its various forms and music.
Joey DAMMIT! is a mixed media pop artist, with a self-described obsession with the darker side of the cult of celebrity. With a background in the world of advertising, it's not surprising that he has parlayed his love-hate relationship with mass media into great success, becoming one of Canada's premier pop artists.
DAMMIT! was born in Madeira, Portugal and immigrated to Toronto at the age of four. In his teens he had two great loves; drawing and music. DAMMIT! Had been experimenting with a style that he had dubbed the “Manic Montage”, a mixed media collage and paint work that was influenced not only by Any Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg but also the opening credits of David Fincher’s film, SE7EN and the musical juxtaposition of Trent Reznor’s work on Natural Born Killers.
Be it paint, Crayons, photocopies, street posters, textile, steel and wood, if he could glue, tape, staple, screw or nail it onto a canvas, then DAMMIT! it must be art!
Jessica Gorliky is a mainstay in Toronto’s trendy art scene. Her urban chic style and live, colourful creations have resonated with city socialites and hipsters for the past decade. They’ve brought her art to the walls of fashionable restaurants, the runways of retail powerhouses, and the spotlight of some of the most publicized events of the year.
Jessica is not just an artist, she is a bundle of creativity, bursting with innovative ideas to express her zest for life. It was only a matter of time before Jessica turned art into a spectacle.