See all 2019 brains in the pond at Nathan Phillips Square in July!
Justin Blayney is inspired by people who maximize the use of their brain and use it to come up with new and innovative ways of thinking about the world around us; those who notice the patterns amongst us and use those patterns to help further our understanding of the universe. From that starting point, Justin decided to celebrate two great mathematicians, Albert Einstein and Fibonacci. The pixel pattern painting of Einstein uses the Fibonacci sequence, also known as the golden ratio, one of the amazing and naturally occurring patterns in this world.
Justin Blayney creates geometric shapes with acrylic paint to produce optical illusions and thought-provoking contemporary art. His current work is a mixture of pixelated patterns, portraits and figures and he is always looking for ways to combine the three into new work.
With a background in graphic design and all his artwork starting in Photoshop, Justin is able to fully realize his vision from start to finish. Justin owns Darkstar Media, a Toronto-based web development company which allows him to blend both the creative and technical. His current artistic direction is mimicking the computer and how computers generate images.
In many ways his work is a reflection on how we view life. When we are close to a situation, we can get lost in the small details, but when we step back, we see the whole picture and everything becomes clear.
Art is Justin’s stress relief and it allows him to get through every day with a sense of purpose and worth. He invites everyone to share his work.