Crystalline Temples: Paintings by Jon Harris
The Red Portal, acrylic on canvas
Our featured artist today is Jon Harris! Jon’s brushwork is incredibly controlled and the paintings themselves are geometric and exacting in perspective. It seems like the large, crystalline temples and other mysterious, meditative structures that dominate the paintings are always ascending toward a certain point in the distance, or opening up into a lighter point in the background. Jon’s portal paintings certainly give the viewer a sense that they are entering a different space when looking at them.
Temple in Black and White, Violet Lotus, acrylic on canvas
Installation works on Jon's website
The artist also creates installation works. These usually take the form of large paintings or murals on the walls. I really like the installation pieces that cover both walls in a room -they really allow the viewer to almost get inside the painting and be surrounded by colours and shapes. Jon often employs an illusionary style of painting as well, with such precisely measured perspective that the paintings seem to jut out from the wall, or suck the viewer in.