Unreal Nature by Jacub Gagnon



I create images that question and entertain the discussion of connectivity.  Within the stage that is my canvas, I present animals and objects in bizarre manners, placing them in scenes that oppose practicality.  My paintings become a space in which nature becomes unnatural, bordering surreal.  – Jacub Gagnon

Toronto artist Jacub Gagnon creates dramatic works that depict wild animals in all sorts of natural position but with some… less natural and sometimes, man made objects around them, Unreal Nature if you will. Both seem to work perfectly together as he combines bot animal and environment, blending them into a sort of unity. Whether growing long beards or balancing teacups on their heads, his critters are soulful beauties interacting with one another in a whimsical and lovely scenario.



Untitled, 4/5/13, 3:58 PM, 8C, 8644x10703 (124+756), 150%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/15 s, R67.4, G41.1, B58.1



Untitled, 10/27/12, 6:41 PM, 16C, 7820x10164 (275+275), 138%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/15 s, R82.8, G58.3, B73.2




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