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Visually Explosive: Art by Jon Duci

A painting composed of several abstracted faces in neon coloursIrrational Portrait, acrylic on canvas-printed photo

Jon Duci is our featured artist for today! Jon’s artwork is a visually explosive combination of dynamic lines, pop-culture references, and the artist’s own signature sense of humour about his works. Using painting, collage, and mixed media, Jon’s style is distinct in each different medium. 


A collage and mixed-media work with several advertising cutouts of faces and signsHERTZ, collage and acrylic on board

A screen capture of the mixed media artworks on Jon Duci's websiteMixed media works on

Jon’s paintings overflow with contorted faces in nightmarish neon colours, divided by lines reminiscent of cartoon lightning. In his drawings, he manages to keep the same level of intensity even without the use of colour, creating expansive spaces of dense pattern that are at once overwhelming, and hard to look away from.


I really enjoy Jon’s collage work, where he creates images that are somewhat reminiscent of old-fashioned advertising, using out-of-context signs and figures to convey a message that is just out of the viewer’s reach. You can view more examples of Jon’s brand of psychological pop-art on his website at


A collaged work that prominently features the word "NO"No, collage

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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