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Exuberant Colours: Artwork by Jordan Dunlop


An abstract painting featuring large strokes of colour and ladder shapesHigh Rise 1.2

Jordan Dunlop’s paintings are playful and heavy with colour, and seem to revel in the process and materials of painting.

 


An abstract drawing with strokes of black and grey inkUntitled

Landscapes of urban gardens as well as buildings and architecture often form the basis for the layout of his works, but then Jordan works to deconstruct these familiar images until only the barest hint of a structure remains in the finished work.

 

A screen capture of Jordan Dunlop's painting websiteJordan's paintings on his website

His drawings mimic his paintings interestingly – many of them could almost be black and white photos of a painting in progress, and these give the viewer an interesting glimpse into the technical aspects of the work, when the exuberant colours have been removed. Made with permanent marker on paper, the places where the ink bleeds through become another, equal but opposite drawing on the other side of the page, essentially offering the viewer two different perspectives on the work. 


An abstract painting with images of brick structures and chain linkThe Nothing


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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