Matthew & Jessica Rysyk

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm.  Event details below.  If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!

Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.

Student: Matthew

Artist: Jessica Rysyk

Message from the team:

“My name is Matthew and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is Lateral Skateboards. Lateral Skateboards exists to express outward and non-linear thinking in artistic form.

Jessica Rysyk is a Toronto based artist who creates works of art by suspending and embedding objects in resin. Her work has been featured in shows like the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2018, the Interior Design show in 2018 and the 7th Annual Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel in 2019.

Since the theme of this show is around Oasis Skateboard Factory, we wanted to something specific to the school. My artistic style is spacey and planetary, so we decided to make an OSF galaxy. After pressing and woodworking a street deck, I cut out a shape representative of a galaxy in the middle of the board. Jessica then created the actual galaxy, using glitter and resin to create the exploding star effect. She also coated the whole board in a clear resin to give it that super shine effect.”

The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.

All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.

On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming.  Parking is free.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!