original artwork and paintings by kristofir dean available for purchase or rental through the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Art Sales + Services department

Kristofir Dean

Kristofir Dean is an artist born and based in Hamilton, Ontario. In his painting practice, Dean's geometric abstractions aim to capture the full spectrum of colour. Each bold line, every juxtaposing mark vibrantly saturates rich hues and captures both harmony and dissonance. From afar, Dean’s paintings appear as 3D objects. They challenge the viewer’s perspective of visual space. Close up, the paintings immerse viewers in a chromatic boost that uplifts and energizes the senses.

Kristofir gathers his inspiration from gemstones, glass and other translucent substances, capturing their ethereal luminescence in bold, hard-edge styled paintings.

Kristofir Dean holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). His paintings have been shown internationally, including in Australia and Hong Kong. In addition to traditional painting, his work has been reproduced as a mural and banners for Vancouver’s South Granville BIA, and as a large mural commissioned by the Art Gallery of Hamilton. His artwork has been seen in publications such as Apartment Therapy, The Georgia Straight, Article Lookbook, and House & Home magazine.