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ORIGINAL ART
  Tadeusz Biernot
  Daniel Diaz
  Bozena Bar
  Bogdan Luca
  Debra Archibald
  Franco Colalillo
  Jennifer Zeitz
  COPLU
  Sergei Firer
  Sandy Groebner
  Jennifer Kleinsteuber
  Jason Mernick
  Turia
  Bujar Asllani
  Sabine Berzina
  Alberto Alvarez
  Roy Nachum
  David Ruben
  Abraham Ruben
LIMITED EDITION ART
  Vladimir Kush
  Henry Asencio
  Michael Flohr
  Dominik Modlinski
  Ford Smith
  Dmitri Danish
  Pino
  Royo
  Vidan
  Jia Lu
  Leonard Wren
  John Banovich
  Robert Bateman
  G. Harvey
  Rod Chase
  Larry Dyke
  Bruce Greene
  Andy Thomas
  Bob Pejman
  Other Artists
 

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115 George St. Suite 527
Oakville, ON L6J 0A2
Tel: 1.800.963.1193
art@jacobgallery.com

 

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"Art for art's sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own." 
Benjamin Constant

Bogdan Luca
Original Artwork

Original Artwork
Everybody's happy nowadays
Original oil painting on board
50" x 50"

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Original Painting
Life
Original oil painting on canvas
00" x 00"

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Original oil painting
Shaky Face - Mike
Original oil painting on canvas
48" x 60"

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Original Art
Shaky Face - Julie
Original oil painting on canvas
48" x 60"

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Original Contemporary Art
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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.Modern Painting
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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Retro art
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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Original abstract
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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abstract
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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Original Artwork
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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Original oil Painting
Shaky Faces
Original oil painting on canvas
12" x 16"

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oilpainting
Shaky Face
Original oil painting
& Mixed Media on canvas
54" x 54"

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art
Shaky Face
Original oil painting
& Mixed Media on canvas
54" x 54"

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acrylic painting
Shaky Face
Original oil painting
& Mixed Media on canvas
54" x 54"

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oilpainting
Shaky Face
Original oil painting
& Mixed Media on canvas
54" x 54"

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Toronto art gallery
Aktion I - NEW 2007
Original oil painting on canvas

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Torontogallery
Aktion II - NEW 2007
Original oil painting on canvas

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Aktion III - NEW 2007
Original oil painting on canvas

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Toronto canada art gallery
Aktion IV - NEW 2007
Original oil painting on canvas

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toronto fine gallery
Original oil painting on canvas

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oilpaintings
Original oil painting on canvas

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retro painting
Original oil painting on canvas

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retro painting
Original oil painting on canvas

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Original oil painting on canvas

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Original oil painting on canvas

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Original oil painting on canvas

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Artist’s Statement

My current work is an attempt to come to terms with my world, the surrounding reality and the way they are shaped by perception and mediating influences. Reading some of the work of postmodern cultural theorists informed my choosing the face as a focus for my work. We are highly adept at recognizing faces as entities that are more than the sum of their anatomical parts. Faces are cultural signifiers that have become detached from our biological bodies. We wear faces as social masks, we slip into the appropriate face of our occupation, we read complex codes into faces. The face of authority, of the leader. There is a long tradition of portrait painting that seeks to extend or preserve that facial code beyond time and space.

I am interested in exploring faces in transition. By asking my models to shake their heads while I photograph them I hope to glimpse at a face brought down from a symbolic level to the biological level of our bodies. While portrait painting has been concerned with capturing the sitter into a pose of fulfilled potential, I want to paint the face of open potential, a face in-between two positions or states. There are several levels of conflict or contradiction that I am interested in. One is the physical violent transformation that occurs in the moving face, as opposed to the perceived distortion that is a result of using a camera to record the event, namely blurs, multiple exposures, degenerated shapes. A second area of contradiction is between creating a recognizable face and allowing the material aspects of paint to fully assert themselves. Furthermore, I am interested in the dialogue between the creation of an illusion of deep space and the acknowledgment of the flat surface of the canvas. My aim is to create works that could go either way, that cannot quite be clearly grasped, that move in and
out of focus.

I feel that we cannot be absolutely sure of anything anymore. The world is being refuted everyday and new possibilities are invented. It is almost as if we could all invent our own paradigms and live our lives accordingly, in the absence of an overarching narrative. This state of flux can be a source of anxiety but it may also be a source of unlimited possibilities and creativity. Through my painting, I am trying to come to terms with this situation and hopefully find out what kind of paradigm I can construct for my own life.

 

C.V.

 Education
 
2007 OCAD - BFA, drawing and painting
2007 OCAD Florence campus - thesis
2000 Sheridan College - classical animation diploma
1997 Central Technical School - post Sec. fine arts diploma

Work
 
2003 Freelance artist - Animator, Illustrator, Designer
2006 Smiley Guy Studios, Toronto - Designer
2002 10Plus1 Communications, Toronto - Animator and illustrator
2001-02 Calibre Digital, Toronto. 'Hey Joel' - Animator
2000- 02 Collideascope Digital, Halifax. Rough Animator Studies

Exhibitions
 
2007 The Figurative Show - Louise Lipman Contemporary Art
2007 OCAD Grad Show
2007 The Sex Issue 2 - Projekt30 Gallery
2006 OCAD Florence end of year exhibition
2006 Florence student group show - Mayday club, Florence
2006 Square Foot – AWOL Gallery
2006 Landscape: The Lasting Inspiration – Praxis Gallery
2006 Peel Annual Juried Show – Art Gallery of Peel
2006 MyOcad 06 – Xpace Gallery
2006 OCAD figure show
2006 Love Potion Project - Propeller Gallery
2005 Square Foot - AWOL Gallery
2005 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
2005 BLT To Go SpeakEasy – Gladstone Hotel
2005 My OCAD Retrospective
2005 OCAD figurative show
2005 Whippersnapper Gallery opening show
2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
2004 Annex Patio Art Show
2004 OCAD figurative show
2003 Annex Patio Art show
2003 Distillery outdoor art show
2003 Gypsy X solo

Awards
 
2006 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
2006 Av Isaacs Tuition Scholarship
2006 Lisa Brown Memorial Scholarship
2005 Pirelli Relativity Challenge – first prize
2005 Carol and Morton Rapp Foundation Award

 

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