ArtStars* is the TMZ of the Toronto art scene, in the good way: easily digestible, super-short, qualm-less videos about what the city’s self-proclaimed artisans have on offer. Torontoist is teaming up with ArtStars* to bring you one new episode a week (more or less).
Ex-stripper Christian Aldo is a big talker with bigger plans (and swears like a sailor, so be warned)—the painter, sculptor, and figurine-maker, who is the subject of a NFB doc series and moved to Toronto in November, is starting an avant-garde nudie magazine, filming an elaborate sci-fi short film, and launching a new art gallery in a Roncesvalles shoe store. Team Art Stars* dropped by his house party to learn that he’s doing a secret series of guerrilla cardboard spaceships on west-end rooftops in the coming months. You heard it here first. *snap*