Arrangements: Jon Doran Solo Exhibition

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Arrangements: Jon Doran Solo Exhibition

October 6th - October 27th, 2018

Opening reception: October 6th, 6-9pm

Artist Statement:

I am interested in taking classical subjects of still life, portraiture and figures in landscape and rearticulating them through a digitally influenced and fragmented approach to painting.

Maurice Denis spoke of 'before a painting is a war horse, or a nude, it is first simply an arrangement of colour, lines and shapes.' This duality is fascinating and I want to try to exploit it in my work. Hopefully viewers find themselves bouncing between engaging with the subject, the cup or floral arrangement for example, and the actual substance of paint, the streaks, dashes and marks. Almost like breaking the forth wall, I hope to coax the eye into believing the play of light on form, but then call it out and show that it's just paint on a surface.

I tend to paint different subjects in the search for emotionally charged atmospheres. Figures in woodlands, inspired by Caspar David Friedrich's 'Wanderers' are a constant. The groups of people tend to be navigating and working there way through dense shrubbery, which I find to be both visually interesting as well as philosophically pertinent. Also cups and flowers, an influence by the likes of Cezanne and Mondrian. These are an attempt to find profundity in the simple. The Portraits, well, what can I say other than painting peoples faces is totally fascinating.

I am interested in what it means to be a painter in the 21st century. What does cutting edge representational painting look like? I want to make work that harnesses traditional processes of the past, as well as utilizing the technologies of the modern day, to create both visually interesting and conceptually charged paintings. Hopefully my work isn’t just a mere example of mirror of current zeitgeists that will soon past, but rather it attempts to engage with deeper more fundamental and universal themes, of beauty, meaning and purpose.

 

Arrangements: Jon Doran Solo Exhibition
October 6th - October 27th, 2018 Opening reception: October 6th, 6-9pm Artist Statement: I am interested in taking classical subjects of still life, portraiture and figures in landscape and rearticulating them through a digitally influenced and fragmented approach to painting. Maurice Denis spoke of 'before a painting is a war horse, or a nude, it is first simply an arrangement of colour, lines and shapes.' This duality is fascinating and I want to try to exploit it in my work. Hopefully viewers find themselves bouncing between engaging with the subject, the cup or floral arrangement for example, and the actual substance of paint, the streaks, dashes and marks. Almost like breaking the forth wall, I hope to coax the eye into believing the play of light on form, but then call it out and show that it's just paint on a surface. I tend to paint different subjects in the search for emotionally charged atmospheres. Figures in woodlands, inspired by Caspar David Friedrich's 'Wanderers' are a constant. The groups of people tend to be navigating and working there way through dense shrubbery, which I find to be both visually interesting as well as philosophically pertinent. Also cups and flowers, an influence by the likes of Cezanne and Mondrian. These are an attempt to find profundity in the simple. The Portraits, well, what can I say other than painting peoples faces is totally fascinating. I am interested in what it means to be a painter in the 21st century. What does cutting edge representational painting look like? I want to make work that harnesses traditional processes of the past, as well as utilizing the technologies of the modern day, to create both visually interesting and conceptually charged paintings. Hopefully my work isn’t just a mere example of mirror of current zeitgeists that will soon past, but rather it attempts to engage with deeper more fundamental and universal themes, of beauty, meaning and purpose.
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Abend Gallery
Denver
CO
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Lisianth, Rose and Grey, 2018
Jon Doran

Lisianth, Rose and Grey, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Lisianthus and Black, 2018
Jon Doran

Lisianthus and Black, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Lisianthus and Shade, 2018
Jon Doran

Lisianthus and Shade, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Orchid and Blue, 2018
Jon Doran

Orchid and Blue, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Peonies in the Afternoon, 2018
Jon Doran

Peonies in the Afternoon, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Peony Study
Jon Doran

Peony Study

Oil on wood panel

5 x 5 in

$300.00

Pink Ranunculus Study
Jon Doran

Pink Ranunculus Study

Oil on wood panel

5 x 5 in

$300.00

Pink Rose and Black, 2018
Jon Doran

Pink Rose and Black, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Ranunculus Study
Jon Doran

Ranunculus Study

Oil on wood panel

5 x 5 in

$300.00

Tulips and Lisianthus in Shade, 2018
Jon Doran

Tulips and Lisianthus in Shade, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Tulips and Rose on Blue, 2018
Jon Doran

Tulips and Rose on Blue, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

White Ranunculus Study
Jon Doran

White Ranunculus Study

Oil on wood panel

5 x 5 in

$300.00

White Rose and Tulips, 2018
Jon Doran

White Rose and Tulips, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

(Sold)

White Roses and Blue, 2018
Jon Doran

White Roses and Blue, 2018

Oil on panel

13.87 x 11.22 in

$980.00

Woodland Waters, 2018
Jon Doran

Woodland Waters, 2018

Oil on panel

20.12 x 20.12 in

$1,450.00

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