Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Jordan Dunlop exhibited art from an early age and continuing throughout adulthood. His recent paintings explore gestural abstraction based on unconventional mark making, both intentional as well as by chance and error. He paints on reclaimed plexi-glass which he saves from scrap bins found throughout the city. Painting the imperfections transforms them into artworks similar in spirit to Japanese broken pottery method “Kintsugi “.
Current themes running throughout this body of work explores consciousness and the nature of mind. He is interested in depicting both the objective perceptions of reality in daily lives as well as the internal conscious experiences. This dualistic relationship described above
echoes his attempts to paint on both the front and reverse side of the picture plain. This method of dual sided painting I describe as Dyslexic Alchemy; Transforming common paint marks into grand gestures, simply by turning the plexi glass around and utilizing both surfaces. Each painting contains both a symbol representing a brain with quadrants of colour as well as star constellation overlaid on top. He is interested in making connections to fractal relationships, from the microscopic level to the larger cosmological universe.
Collage, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting
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