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Last update: Sunday Jan 7, 2018
JASON DE GRAAF
My paintings are about creating an illusion of verisimilitude on the painted surface, filtered so that it expresses my unique vision. Though I use photographs as the image source, my goal is not to reproduce or document faithfully what I see, but to create an illusion of depth and sense of presence not found in photographs. Many of my paintings are about the relationship of light with reflective and transparent surfaces and my journey to understand those qualities and convey my sense of wonder and intrigue over them. Lately I have been trying to imbue my paintings with a sense of narrative and lyricism.
Jason de Graaf was born in Montreal in 1971. He currently lives and works in Oka, Quebec, Canada. After studying Illustration and Design and doing a few commissions, he realized he was not suited to that career path and so, slowly, he began producing paintings which have become more and more personal and sophisticated. Since 2006 he has participated in numerous group exhibits and has had two solo shows at Jacana gallery in Vancouver, Canada. He has participated in group shows in London, Vancouver, Amsterdam, and Montreal. His work are in collections in Europe, Canada and the United States. He is currently represented by Jacana gallery in Vancouver, Plus One gallery in London, UK. and Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Canada.
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