Andre Kan - The View From Here

Andre Kan
The View From Here

November 26 - December 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday November 26th, 5pm- 9pm  

Enlivened by his interest in spacial structures and interconnectivity, Andre Kan's paintings serve as excitable blueprints for a possible reality. Each work depicts the artists' signature imaginative building blocks that converge and begin to build upon each other and strengthening each other towards an ever transforming space. Kan's structures are substantial and complex but not yet anchored - they float suspended in his psychological space. In this way Kan's buildings remain a playful proposition for the viewer not yet tied to a specific place or function. With his dynamic formations, Kan propels us towards an ever optimistic future where new connections and constructions have yet to materialize.

The View From Here is an investigation of architectural interpretations that respond to our ever advancing society, and suggests what 'possibility' means through self discovery. Examining what mark making and its properties mean, as well as the significance in cause and effect, is important here. Kan's psychological structures depict change and evolution of space, while also questioning the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it.

Andre is a Toronto based painter. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2014, he continues his creative pursuits as an Artist, Photographer, Curator, Producer, and Musician. Recently, through various public projects, he has begun to experiment with sculptures/ installations. These works can be seen throughout the city of Toronto. He believes the interaction within these multi layered objects and site specific pieces can create a greater means of interconnectivity between the artist and the viewer. His paintings has been showcased throughout Canada with permanent collections in the U.S and China.

The exhibition is on view from November 25th - December 6th

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