About the Work
In this piece, the artist plays with the idea of presence through absence, and we cannot see the figure's features or the moonlight directly. They are only perceptible through the distortion of reflection. "I am very interested in the way this vantage gives the image a psychology," Kim tells us, "and a reflective tone (not just literally) that would not be there if the composition was depicted straight-on." This eight-color silkscreen makes use of multiple materials, referencing the artist's practice of using mixed media across his portfolio. A flocking embellishment adds unique texture, while archival phosphorescent ink illuminates details of the work when viewed in the dark, enhancing the artist's exploration of light and reflection.
Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, Dorland holds an MFA from York University in Toronto, and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in Vancouver. He has exhibited globally, including shows in Milan, London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is featured in the Contemporary Art Foundation (Japan), The Sander Collection (Berlin); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Gallery of Alberta, the Audain Art Museum and numerous important private collections. Dorland currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Drawing heavily from the Canadian landscape and his huge appetite for the history and language of painting, the loose yet identifiable scenes are interjected with areas of heavy abstract impasto. His refusal to remain faithful to one medium or approach plays into the symbiotic nature of his work.
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