Jonathan Séverin

Birth: 1977, Montreal, Canada

Creative work: drawing, painting, transformation of objects and furniture Art style: geometric abstraction, opart Since is young age, Severin as always showed interest in art, playing with colors and forms trough, drawing, painting and sculpture. He discovered kinetic art in his early college years, working at the student radio looking at the 60’s and 70’s album covers. Fascinated by this current of art, he started studying and exploring it with different techniques and mediums. Self taught artist his experience come from studying and meeting talented artists in different places in North America, where he also took different courses and creative workshops, that helped him to develop and refine his own style. His abstract geometric optical works investigate how we perceive color and form. Using color bands and basic geometric shapes in a precise and repetitive manner, he creates fascinating optical effects. Illusions where the colors are changing, radiating in their relation one to another(interference). Where a seemingly straight line become sinuous, depending on the point of view, lighter and darker shapes are creating a sense of depth, a third dimension on a two dimensional surface (distortion). With is broad chromatic spectrum and geometric patterns he challenges the observant perception in a different and captivating visual language. Severin’s works are exposed in art galleries all over Canada, Montreal, Ottawa toronto and Whistler.