RECENT CV


AMONG VULTURES

Sept. 15 2017 

TAG Gallery

Victoria BC


ASSASSINS IN APE CITY

Aug. 18th-Sept. 14,2017

Cartems

W. Pender, Vancouver

THE UNFORGIVEN

January 13, 2017

Gallery 1965

E. Vancouver


GRAND OPENING
February 2016
TAG Gallery
Victoria BC 


REGRET HUNTERS
February-April 2016
IPMM
Chicago IL


FUNDING REGRET

January 2016

TOAST Collective

Vancouver BC


FAKE INDIANS

Aug-Sept 2015

MAKE Gallery

Vancouver BC


ART BATTLE #178
 October 11 2014
 Victoria BC


FATTY ACID 
February 2013 
NAG, Nanaimo BC


GOD FORGIVES....I DON'T
 June  2012
Interurban Gallery, Vancouver BC


PERSON. PLACE OR THING
January 2011
NAG, Nanaimo BC


THE DEVIL, HIS FRIENDS AND THEIR DOGS 
November 2010
LOCUS, Vancouver BC


RECENT PAINTINGS 
September 2010 
Subeez, Vancouver BC


PINK MAFIA PRESENTS ART'D 
October 2009
Marben, Toronto ON


STUDIO VISITS  (AN UNOFFIAL NUIT BLANCHE EVENT) 
October 2008
107 SHAW GALLERY , Toronto ON


IMAGINARY FRIENDS AND FANTASY BEARDS
March 2008
Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto ON


AQUA GIRL AND CIRCUS BOY 
November 2007 
&Loan Gallery, Nanaimo BC.

BMX Assassins from the 2013 show FATTY ACID at the Nanaimo Art Gallery


Jean paul has been making serious art since childhood and had his first solo show 1n 1992 at Rogues Gallery in Victoria, Canada. Kicked out of not one but TWO art schools but never stopped painting, he has participated in solo and group shows in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago and Washington State. 


Inspired by neo-expressionism, street art and Saturday morning cartoons, colour plays an important role in the large canvases. Bright primaries, neon pinks and greens contrast with dull ochres and dirty greys. Space is often flattened, or if not, then dripping washes like water-colour or brush strokes violent and haphazard.  


Imagery is almost always figurative, children, animals, sad, or weird people. The figure/ground relationship is often naive in the style of folk or outsider art. Uncomplicated landscapes or completely flattened space, sometimes patches are deliberately unfinished....


Recent subject matter has been scenes from from Spaghetti Westerns mixed with sharks and other undersea life, post acopolyptic desert scenes inspired by Cormac McCarthy and Philip K Dick and his latest series which confronts racial stereotypes as well as his own Metis heritage: FAKE INDIANS.