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Self taught artist, born in Montréal in 1977, Jonathan Severin paintings explore chromatic interactions through the illusion of transparency and sequencing of the different colors. The gradient effects of brightness, radiance and depth result from the precise mixing and assembly of different tones in his pictorial space. The straight and precise lines eliminate any distraction to let the colors express their full potential.
His works are intended to be a transposition of human experience that seeks to arm the energy of the individual’s capacity to see rather than to describe the world that surrounds us. The general aspect of the paintings are intended to be minimal to allow human sensitivity to access optical instability as a mirror of the experience of seeing.
By removing the barriers that limit our ability to see, his work unveils new perspectives as a phenomenon of visual sensations. It invites us to take note of our visual means and to enter into contact with the artist’s consciousness in order to maintain a relationship as a logical continuation of the multiple relationships that the artist strives to establish.