DAN PELONIS USES PLAYFUL AND SUBVERSIVE THEMES IN HIS PATTERN COMPOSITIONS; GENERATING FRICTION BY MERGING HISTORY WITH MODERNITY. WORKING WITHIN THE POP AESTHETIC DAN’S PAINTINGS EXPLORE THE DEGRADATION AND GRADUAL ABSTRACTION OF AN IMAGE WHEN REPEATEDLY PAINTED. THE ARTIST’S CHOICE OF SUBJECT MATTER AND USE OF SHADOW COMBINE TO MAKE WORKS EQUALLY STRIKING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING.

BORN IN TORONTO AND PURSUING AN MFA AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, HE LATER WORKED AS A STUDIO ASSISTANT TO JEFF KOONS. A RECIPIENT OF AN ELIZABETH GREENSHIELDS GRANT, HE HAS EXHIBITED IN NORTH AMERICA AND INTERNATIONALLY. 

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