Bruce Pashak is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Pashak uses imagery, text and technology to create abstracted anti-narratives that both affirm culturally-encoded associations and break free of these limitations.
Influenced by contrapuntal and polyphonic structures, Pashak seeks to crack open his work through discordance. Referentiality is deployed and then disrupted. The viewer is meant to be engaged by the normative values of his reference material and then left to their own devices. The images become an experience, a slippery personal tour through existentialism where the meaningful is unhinged and the meaningless finds its private value.
A Masters graduate of the University of Calgary, Bruce Pashak continues his theoretical inquiries into the construction and dissemination of perception. His studio practice includes combinations of painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media work. Pashak’s most recent series employs 3D technological devices to act as conduits for a visceral yet more deeply-felt viewer reaction.
Bruce Pashak lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. His work has been widely exhibited.
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