Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of pictorial representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. His work is a collection of contradictions and contrasts. In pursuit of pushing the limits of his own practice, Dorland is an experimenter at heart who looks for new ways to rethink the language of painting. His refusal to remain faithful to one medium or approach plays into the symbiotic nature of his work; the deadness of acrylic, the sheen of spray paint and the density of oil all unite to engage the viewer. A painterly vision, which encompasses a fascination with nature inspired by the Canadian landscape and the ability to reveal ordinary life through domestic interiors and portraits of his family.
Born in Wainwright, Canada, 1974
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada