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Jonathan Sutton  Bio  ·  


I am interested in using a multidisciplinary art practice to buck the medium I'm in by transfusing it with influences better suited elsewhere. Making films on a canvas, assembling a progressing narrative within a single shot … I draw from theatre, film, literature, photography, and visual art, combining these influences into a kind of Situational Surrealism – an un-distorted rendering of a distorted event.

Meanwhile your own various haunts compel the mix … I'm not trying to be obscure by leaving the epilogue ajar, but wouldn't we better enjoy jumping the synapse gap between our parallel universes than me sending you little frozen bento boxes from the confines of infinite space? As Braque said, "I can explain everything about this painting  … except what really matters about it".

Oh and uh … the-very-act-of-spending-hours-at-a-stretch-attending-a-meticulous-but-not-altogether-practical-task-is-itself-the-very-act, that sort of thing.




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Jonathan Sutton - I'll Wait for You - click for larger image

I'll Wait for You
32 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,200
Jonathan Sutton - Support - click for larger image

Support
48 x 46 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,000
Jonathan Sutton - Aah, Nma - click for larger image

Aah, Nma
10 x 8 Inches 
pencil on paper
$450
Jonathan Sutton - No - I - This isn't...No - click for larger image

No - I - This isn't...No
10 x 8 Inches 
pencil on paper
$450
Jonathan Sutton - I'm So Not Even Thinking About This Right Now - click for larger image

I'm So Not Even Thinking About This Right Now
10 x 8 Inches 
pencil on paper
$450
Jonathan Sutton - Why Are You Walking Away? - click for larger image

Why Are You Walking Away?
10 x 8 Inches 
pencil on paper
$450
Jonathan Sutton - There's a Wind Coming - click for larger image

There's a Wind Coming
14 x 11 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$1,450
Jonathan Sutton - One Carries a Sorrow - click for larger image

One Carries a Sorrow
14 x 11 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$1,450
Jonathan Sutton - My Wife's Gone On To Kentucky - click for larger image

My Wife's Gone On To Kentucky
14 x 11 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$1,450
Jonathan Sutton - The Honey - click for larger image

The Honey
14 x 11 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$1,450
Jonathan Sutton - Borderliner  - click for larger image

Borderliner
graphite on paper
drawing by artist Moussa Kone
NOT FOR SALE
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Education
1997    BFA University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
1996    BA English University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC



Awards
2010   Critic’s / Curator’s Choice Award, Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, ON
2001   First Place, Viewer Voted Art Show, DV8, Vancouver,BC



Exhibitions
2012    Gallery Fukai, (m)use - Phantoms In The Front Yard Group Show, Vancouver BC
2011    Cultch Gallery, The Committed, Two Person Show, Vancouver BC
2011    NoMass Non-Profit Pop-Up Gallery, If You Make Art In A Forest, Vancouver BC
2011    Art For Life, Group Art Auction Fundraiser, Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver BC
2011    Elliott Louis Gallery, Emergence 2011, Group Show curated by Lynn Ruscheinsky, Vancouver BC
2011    Drawn Festival, Live Artist Opening Night, Vancouver BC
2011    Fraser Valley Biennale, Abbotsford BC
2011    Grey Area Gallery, Ongoing Group Show, Chilliwack BC
2010    Cultch ,This Is Really It Two-Person Show, Vancouver, BC
2010    Grey Area Gallery, Summer Group Show, Chilliwack BC
2010    Beverly Owens Project, Envy Group Show, Toronto, ON
2009    Beverly Owens Project, Lust Group Show, Toronto, ON
2009    Grey Area Gallery, Fall Group Show, Chilliwack BC
2009    Waterfront Salon, Artist-Run Event, Vancouver, BC
2009    Grey Area Gallery, Summer Group Show, Chilliwack BC
2001    DV8, Artist Run Group Show, Vancouver, BC


Lecturing/Publications
2011 - 2012   Realism In The 21st Century, Elliott Louis Gallery Lecture Series, Vancouver, ongoing

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