Inspired by interconnection this helmet titled "Neurons" depicts an abstract interpretation of painted cells and energy travelling amongst different pathways of the brain. Like the nature of the brain, sending millions of signals this playful, colorful piece shows the bubbling particles dispersing through one another, creating an ever-flowing source of innovation in the mind.
Enlivened by his interest in spatial 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.
His current work investigates the 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 Kan 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, Muralist, Photographer, Curator, Producer, and Musician. His paintings have been showcased throughout Canada with permanent collections in the U.S and China. His murals can also be seen internationally including London, Spain, Portugal and Taiwan.