Jeff Blackburn is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, CAN. In 2007, he graduated from York University’s Studio Arts program, specializing in drawing, painting, and photography, with an art history minor. Since that time he has spent countless weeks and months on photographic excursions around five continents. The people he’s met, the conversations shared, and the photographs taken on these journeys lay the foundation for his painting practice, and remain a primary source of reference material within his work.
Heavily inspired by illustration, graffiti, and comic books, Blackburn’s work is known for its emphasis on line and texture, focusing on the linear deconstruction of form through a series of exploratory contour lines. Recent paintings are constructed by merging contemporary urban art aesthetics with more traditional painterly techniques.