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Canadian artist Jon Todd opens his second solo exhibition titled “Trophy” on Friday May 27th 2011 at Smash Gallery in Toronto, Canada. The show will transform the gallery’s space by depicting a combination of Mexican lucha libre and Japanese Samurai symbolism.
“Naming tattoo graphics, street art, Asian, Northern European and Mexican culture as his many influences, the exhibition will reflect timeless depictions of social issues and pop culture iconography while exploring themes of war, corruption, and internal struggle. Acting as a synthesis of Todd’s practice, his mixed media paintings will also be accompanied by a custom designed full sized professional wrestling ring and a depiction of Jake The Snake “Robert, his childhood wrestling hero. Alongside this new body of work, a 16ft mural created with fellow artists will be released on the opening night.”
Canadian artist Jon Todd has a unique style based on a process of layering in his artwork which includes tattoo graphics, street art, Asian, Northern Europe and Mexican culture as his influences.
Both a fine artist and illustrator, his work explores the social issues and pop culture iconography of the past and present. While depicting themes of war, corruption, and internal struggle, Todd uses numerous mediums as a part of his creative process including objects, wallpapers, screen prints, Sharpies and belt sanders. “His multimedia paintings resemble kaleidoscopic mosaics charged with iconography. These highly personal reflections, despite their vivacity, mainly deal with issues about misguided stigmas, psychosis and miscommunication.” (bio from Yves Laroche Gallery)
To see more of Jon Todd’s work, visit JonTodd.ca.
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