Andre Kan

Andre Kan



Luminate acts as a signifier that reminds us all of the psychological and physical importance of "lighting up" our environment and creating a positive aura despite the hardships that shadow us with fear. Through its movement, energy and markings, the brain sculpture Luminate suggests that even the smallest mark can make a world of a difference in our interconnected experience.

Sponsored by:

  • Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin

About The Artist

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 artist’s signature imaginative building blocks that converge and begin to build upon each other and strengthen each other in an ever transforming space.

Kan’s structures are substantial and complex but not anchored – they float suspended in his psychological space. In this way, his buildings remain a playful proposition for the viewer not yet tied to a specific place or function. He propels us towards an optimistic future where new connections and constructions have yet to materialize.

In his current work, the Toronto-based painter investigates the architectural interpretations that respond to our advancing society, and suggests what “possibility” means through self-discovery. Kan’s psychological structures depict change and evolution of space, while also questioning the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it.

Kan graduated from the OCAD University in 2014. His paintings have been showcased throughout Canada and in collections in the United States and China.