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The Art Portfolio of Gordon Sellen

A painting of two dancing skeletons with abstract elementsPlan Ahead

Gordon Sellen’s artistic career has included a variety of pursuits -- from painting, to glass blowing, to pastry. The artist’s current portfolio features mainly painting, in a colourful array of styles from strictly abstract to cartoonish pop-art.


A painting in blue and grey with planes of texture and colour dividing the canvas surfaceBlue & Grey Interference

 

I’m enjoying the paintings in Gordon’s Just for Laughs series -- the works in this portfolio gallery are partly abstract but also incorporate elements of pop culture, like high-contrast, graphic images of animals. Recognizable figures like Felix the Cat also show up in these works. It’s interesting to see how Gordon combines this humorous edge with works that are on some level reminiscent of works by abstract greats like Mark Rothko and Cy Twombly.


A screen capture of Gordon Sellen's art portfolio websiteThe front page of Gordon's art portfolio website

 

Throughout the rest of his portfolio, Gordon displays a great eye for colour and composition. Many of his abstract works utilize contrasting fields of not only different colours, but of different textures and patterns, as well.


An abstract painting with saturated forms on a neutral backgroundBand of Gypsies


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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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