With a focus on geometric abstraction, Dean’s illusionistic paintings celebrates a joyous full spectrum of colour. Colour acts as a focal point; each bold line and juxtaposing mark are saturated with rich hues, creating a vibrating language of harmony and dissonance between tones. From afar, Dean’s paintings appear as 3-D objects, challenging the viewer’s perspective and visual space. At proximity, it is a chromatic boost that uplifts and energizes the senses.

The spectrums Dean features in his painting are largely informed by the purity and saturation of light refractions passing through various glass, gemstones and other translucent substances. He captures the ethereal qualities of luminescence and translates it to physical and bold paintings using the hard-edge style.

Kristofir Dean holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). His paintings have been shown internationally, including Australia and Hong Kong. In addition to traditional painting, his work has been reproduced as a mural and banners with Vancouver’s South Granville BIA, and as a large mural commissioned by the Art Gallery of Hamilton. His artwork has been seen in publications such as The Georgia Straight, Apartment Therapy, the Article Lookbook and House and Home magazine.

“In all aspects of life, colour has great significance…identification, meaning and mood are all encoded in colour.” – Kristofir Dean

Kristofir Dean’s CV

Kristofir Dean Terrestre

Terrestre  2021
Acrylic & Resin on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

 

October Refraction  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  12″ x 12″
$800.00

 

Moonlight Refraction  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  12″ x 12″
$800.00

 

September Day Refraction  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  12″ x 12″
$800.00

 

Summer Refraction  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  12″ x 12″
$800.00

 

Jelly Bean Refraction  2017
Acrylic and resin on panel  12″ x 12″
$800.00

 

Kristofir Dean Refracted Terrain

Refracted Terrain  2018
Acrylic & Resin on panel  24″ x 24″
$2,400.00

 

Kristofir Dean Refracted Yellow Topaz 24x24

Refracted Yellow Topaz  2017
Acrylic and resin on panel  24″ x 24″
$2,400.00

 

Kristofir Dean Refracted Temperature Rising

Refracted Temperature Rising  2018
Acrylic & Resin on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Inverse Hydrangea  2018
Acrylic & Resin on panel  24″ x 24″
$2,400.00

 

Inverse Spectrum Pyramid  2018
Acrylic & Resin on panel  24″ x 24″
$2,400.00

 

 

Kristofir Dean Inverse Lukewarm Winter

Inverse Lukewarm Winter  2018
Acrylic & Resin on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Electric Rays of Spring  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  40″ x 35″
$4,500.00

The Light Inside  2019
Acrylic and resin on panel  40″ x 35″
$4,500.00

 

Kristofir Dean Stratascraper 48x36

Stratascraper  2017
Acrylic and resin on panel  48″ x 36″
$5,000.00

 

Kristofir Dean Seismic Summit 48x36

Seismic Summit  2017
Acrylic and resin on panel  48″ x 36″
$5,000.00

 

Kristofir Dean Painting

Bird of Paradise  2012
Acrylic on canvas  24″ x 24″
$2,200.00

 

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