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Luke Painter
updated: 01/22/2008
website: lukepainter.ca
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Victorian Bust
Neck Brace 1
Neck Brace 2
Neck Brace 3
Neck Brace 4
Horn Head
Weald
Timberland
Woodlot Shack
Victorian Woodlot House
Victorian Woodlot House Detail
Misty Mountain Hop
Misty Mountain Hop Detail
Exodus
Exodus Detail
 
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Victorian Bust by Luke Painter
Victorian Bust
India Ink on archival paper
2007
48" x  36" 
Neck Brace 1 by Luke Painter
Neck Brace 1
India Ink on archival paper
2007
19" x  13" 
Neck Brace 2 by Luke Painter
Neck Brace 2
India Ink on archival paper
2007
13" x  10" 
Neck Brace 3 by Luke Painter
Neck Brace 3
India Ink on archival paper
2007
13" x  10" 
Neck Brace 4 by Luke Painter
Neck Brace 4
India Ink on archival paper
2007
13" x  10" 
Horn Head by Luke Painter
Horn Head
India Ink on archival paper
2007
13" x  10" 
Weald by Luke Painter
Weald
India Ink on archival paper
2006
48" x  72" 
Timberland by Luke Painter
Timberland
India Ink on archival paper
2007
48" x  72" 
Woodlot Shack by Luke Painter
Woodlot Shack
India Ink on archival paper
2007
48" x  36" 
Victorian Woodlot House by Luke Painter
Victorian Woodlot House
India Ink on archival paper
2007
48" x  72" 
Victorian Woodlot House Detail by Luke Painter
Victorian Woodlot House Detail
India Ink on archival paper
2007
Dimensions variable
Misty Mountain Hop by Luke Painter
Misty Mountain Hop
India Ink on archival paper
2006
72" x  96" 
Misty Mountain Hop Detail by Luke Painter
Misty Mountain Hop Detail
India Ink on archival paper
2006
Dimensions variable
Exodus by Luke Painter
Exodus
India Ink on archival paper
2008
56" x  40" 
Exodus Detail by Luke Painter
Exodus Detail
India Ink on archival paper
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Over the past few years I have taken a number of approaches to print, painting and new media in my artistic practice. My latest works are large-scale drawings rendered with india ink and brush on paper that resemble traditional wood engravings.

The landscape paintings reflect my interest in ornament and fantasy landscape/literature and depict unsettling and desolate areas that have been imbued with excessive patterning. Although the environments are devoid of people, they suggest a human presence through the shaping of nature and architecture. This imagery presents a sense of inaccessibility and creepiness that is intended to make the viewer question the purpose of such a place.
The figurative works share the same subjects of fantasy and intricate mark-making. In Victorian Bust, reminiscent of a traditional 19th century portrait bust, the head and shoulders have been detailed with elaborate curlicue patterns. The partial figure floats above the ground, lifted up by a strange embossed tubing. Inspired by Victorian patterns and fantasy/science fiction literature and illustration, this work utilizes disparate subject matter to deliberately blur the lines between what is fictional and what is historically referenced.

Artist Bio / CV

Education
2005: Graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Concordia University with honours
2002: Lacoste School of the Arts in France, affiliated through Bard College
2001: Graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with honours

Upcoming Exhibitions
2008-Bonneau-Samames Art Contemporain (two person exhibition). Marseille, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007- Misty Mountain Hop. Angell Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
2006- Babel. TransMedia Billboard-Year Zero One Project. Toronto, Ontario.
2005- Pipe Dreams. Angell Gallery. Toronto, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007
Slick 07 Contemporary Art Fair. Paris, France
Coercive Atmospherics. DUMBO arts center. Brooklyn, New York.
Toronto International Art Fair. Toronto, Canada
Group Show. Bonneau-Samames Art Contemporain. Marseille, France
2005
Scope International Art Fair Miami. USA
AAF Contemporary Art Fair. New York,

Awards and Scholarships
2003
Concordia University - Graduate Fellowship
Loto-Quebec - 1st prize Graduate Printmaking award
2002
Concordia University MFA entrance scholarship - Mike Rakmil Award
2001
Ontario College of Art and Design - Full scholorship to Lacoste school of the Arts (France)
Ontario College of Art and Design - Medal winner for Printmaking

Selected Publications and Reviews
2008
Included in the upcoming Magenta published book Carte-Blanche, Vol 2-Painting in Canada
2007
The Globe and Mail. Luke Painter at Angell Gallery. January 13th 2007. Pg R8 by Gary Michael Dault.
2006
Alibi Weekly. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Luke Painter at Donkey Gallery. March 2nd, 2006. By Steven Robert Allen.
2005
National Post. The Big Picture, Luke Painter at Angell Gallery. Saturday October 1, 2005, Page TO18. RM Vaughn.
Canadian Art. Online Review. review of Beyond the Firewall exhibition. canadianart.ca by Michele White.

Residencies
2008 Co-Production Residency at the Banff Centre. Interactive Flash Animation Installation Project.
2007-2008 Open Studio Donald O’Born Scholarship
Recieved full access to the studio for a complete year
Exhibition and artist talk
Grants
2008 Canada Council Travel Grant
2007 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant
2006 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant.