Joseph Bangsund

Joseph Bangsund’s work is an abstract study of structure; the structure of language, of thoughts, of liquids, of the air, of the human body and emotion. Working in layers, he creates images that generate psychic and emotional spaces, at once intimate, yet haunting. His use of this space offers the viewer multiple perspectives and a dynamic visual experience.
He works with acrylics, inks, gouache, and other mixed media such as clothing, textiles, metallics, and collage to create his oeuvre, which includes installation, series and unique pieces. The palette is discreet, organic and crisp. The aesthetic evokes a dance of waves, the flow of intertwined bodies or of colliding winds. By at times incorporating words or sentences into his works, a brief glimpse of internal dialogue with the viewer is shared.

Exhibitions & Galleries
2018 Pegasus, Toronto, ON
2014 Studio 323 New York, NYC
2013 Galerie Modulum, Montreal, QC
2013 Café Aléatoire, Montreal, QC
2011 Mod's Hair, Westmount, QC
2010 History Brush, Espace Bruno Desjardins, Montréal, QC
2010 Festival International Montréal en Arts (FIMA)
2008 Collaboration with Envers by Yves Jean Lacasse for MFW
2006 Vestiges: the Body Fluid - Galerie Le Sapin, Montréal, QC (group)
2006 Galerie Gala, Montreal
2006 The Brown Fantasy - Galerie Espace, Montréal, QC
2005 Alkali - Galerie Nov.5, Montréal, QC
2004 2 Close - Atelier Emulsion Media, Montréal, QC

Education

Concordia University

B.F.A., Visual Arts

Specialties

painting drawing