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Bright Paintings With A Sculptural Bent: The Art of Jordan Kasey


painting of a head with the face cutout and organic shapes inside

 

How epic are these?! These colour saturated paintings by Jordan Kasey have a strongly sculptural tone and I am inspired by their intensity. To me they feel very "close-up" perhaps because of how the forms absolutely dominate the negative space. The colour in these works is positively luminous and the bright colours contrast each other perfectly. I often like to fill background spaces in my own works but here I am in love with these solid back drops that are simple gradient. To me, the backgrounds seems to emulate a blank and uncomprimising sky, blazing blue (image above) or an overcast shroud-gray (image below). My eye enjoys exploring/devouring the veritable buffet of organic forms, aquatic or perhaps from other areas of biology.

painting of black head with sea coral inside
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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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Website: thechaperon.ca

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