DAN PELONIS uses playful and subversive themes in his pattern compositions; generating friction by merging history with modernity. Working within the Pop aesthetic Pelonis’ 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. His process involves translating a motif into a simplified visual idea.
Born in Toronto he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design before perusing an MFA at the New York Academy of Art and later working as a studio assistant to Jeff Koons. A recipient of the Elizabeth Greensheild Grant, he exhibited in North America and internationally.
Canadian B. 1977, Canada, Currently living in New York.