Jon Pylypchuk's world is populated by hapless figures, often accompanied by text that juxtaposes pathetic imagery with sharp wit. His signature media consist of crude cast-offs such as scrap wood and pieces of fabric (velvet, t-shirts, socks and fake fur) along with craft materials like glitter and an abundant amount of wood glue. His large-scale paintings, mixed-media works, and sculptural installations present a tableau of dysfunctional creatures addressing tragic and disarming aspects of life, all the while maintaining a wry humor.
He was a founding member of the collaborative Royal Art Lodge while studying at the University of Manitoba. He has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as MoCA Cleveland, Hayward Gallery in London, Saatchi Gallery in London, Royal Academy of Arts in London, and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, The Drawing Center in New York, Seoul Museum of Art, and The Power Plant in Toronto, among many other venues internationally.
Courtesy of Jack Hanley Gallery