Paul Brandejs

Paul Brandejs

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Paul Brandejs

Postmodern art has a fixation on absolute contrasts; photography and painting, abstract and representation, and conceptual and practical. My study is a dismantling of these conventional categories through the integration of elements found within sculpture, painting, and photography.

The sculpted canvases are handmade and unique to each artwork. The structural forms fragment the frame and instill movement, disrupting the conventional geometric configuration of wall-mounted artwork.

Each piece is a deconstruction of the surrounding environment, as the structural form of the canvas abstracts the natural lines within. My investigation into the tradition of Canadian art, the unadulterated beauty of the physical world, and resonating passing memory, results in an attempt to communicate the grandeur and fragility of nature.

I have studied in Banff School of Fine Arts and have a four year diploma in Fine Arts (1978) and a four year diploma in Graphic Design (1983) from Ontario College of Art (presently OCAD University). My last year of the Fine Arts program was spending in Florence, Italy studying under Canadian Figurative Artist Tom La Pierre.

Education

Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta, CA
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, CA
Off Campus Study, Florence, Italy

Events

Awards:
Jurors' Award of Merit, ART meets DESIGN, 2018, City of Vaughan, Canada

Spotlight Artist, ArtExpo New York 2017, New York, USA

Special Merit Category, SeaScapes Art Exhibititon 2016, LST Online Art Galler

Special Merit Category, Open Art Exhibititon 2016, LST Online Art Galler

Jurors’ Award, Vaughan Juried Art Exhibition 2014, City Vaughanl, Ontario, Canada

Exhibitions

2020
Artist Project
Contemporary Art Fair — Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

2019
10th Annual Art Comes Alive
Artist Competitions and Show — Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, USA
The Big Holliday Smalls Show
Juried Show — Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto
Holiday Show
Juried Show — Arta Gallery, Distillery, Toronto
MOMENTUM
Juried Show — Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto
ArtWalk in the Square
Juried Group Show — CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto
21st Annual — Riverdale Art Walk 2019
Juried Group Show — Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto
The Other Art Fair Chicago
Mana Conteporary Chicago, Chicago USA
CONTACT 2019
Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto
Hutě
Solo Show — Gallery 1313 Toronto
Goodbye Winter – Hello Spring!
Group Exhibition — Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto
Artist Project
Contemporary Art Fair — Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
V is Volunteer Art Exhibit
Group Show — Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto

2018
BousArt
Holiday Exhibition and Sale — Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto
Art Comes Alive 2018
Artist Competitions and Show — Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, USA
ArtWalk in the Square
Juried Group Show — CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto
20th Annual — Riverdale Art Walk 2018
Juried Group Show — Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto
CONTACT—Isolation
Featuring 12 Artists’ Network members — Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto
The Liveness in Me
Group Show — Hashtag Gallery, Toronto
artexpo NEW YORK 2018
Artists at Contemporary Art Fair — Pier 94–The Art Pier, New York, NY, USA
Artist Project
Contemporary Art Fair — Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
ARTmeetsDESIGN
Vaughan Jurried Exhibition — Vaughan City Hall: on the SLATE
FLOW…
Solo Show — Liberty Market Lofts, Toronto
ArtExpo LAS VEGAS
Contemporary Art Fair — Las Vegas Market, Las Vegas, USA

2017
19th Annual — Riverdale Art Walk 2017
Juried Group Show — Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto
Into the Woods
Solo Show — Gallery 1313, Process Gallery
Toronto,
artexpo NEW YORK
Spotlight Artists at Contemporary Art Fair — Pier 94–The Art Pier, New York, NY
urbanJUNGLE
Juried Exhibition — Vaughan City Hall in the Atrium Gallery, Vaughan
My Canada
Juried Group Show — Art Square Gallery, Toronto
Artist Project 2017
Contemporary Art Fair — Better Living Centre, Exhibition Center
Toronto
Escape
Bridgepoint Corporate Installation — Bridgepoint Hospital Corporate Offices, Toronto
20th Anniversary Exhibition
Member Group Show — Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto

2016
49 Years Later
Solo Show — Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
Fall in Love with Art
Artists Network Members Group Show — Art Square Gallery, Toronto
City of Art II
Curated Exhibition — Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
Bright Lights at Night
Nuit Blanche Group Show — Red Head Gallery, Toronto
ArtWalk in the Square
Juried Group Show — CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto
Collective 19
Group Show — Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto
Lighting the Season
Corporate Installation — Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto
Going Green
Juried Group Show — Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto
All Around Us – A Vision of the Artists’ World
Corporate Art Installation — Capital One Head Office, Toronto
National Home Show
Trade Group Show — Enercare Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
TAP Artists
Juried Group Show — Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto
The Artist Project Toronto 2016
Contemporary Art Fair
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Center Toronto
ECO Art