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The Art Portfolio of Jordan Dunlop

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Artist Jordan Dunlop explores abstraction through wildly colourful compositions, using different brush marks, textural qualities, and substrates to push the envelope of painting. Jordan’s current portfolio features drawings and paintings, both of which are representative of different facets of the artist’s style.

An abstract painting with bright colours and circular forms overlappingYantra of Synchonicity


In our previous feature of Jordan’s work, we looked at the way the artist’s images explore the nature of a line. This is particularly evident in Jordan’s black and white drawings, many of which are created using Sharpie marker -- devoid of colour, these works allow for a complete focus on line and mark-making.

The front page of Jordan Dunlop's art portfolio


I love Jordan’s recent series of paintings on dual-sided plexiglass. The artist creates a different composition on either side of the glass, making a finished work that is, essentially, two separate works. The points in one painting where the glass is left blank allow the viewer to see through to the other side, creating a slightly more ethereal aesthetic for the painting, and hinting at the work on the opposite surface.

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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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