As a tetrachromat, Kenn Orphan’s art focuses on the power of colour and symbolism in relation to natural landscapes, dreamscapes and ancient spiritual texts.
Many of Orphan’s works, such as “Testament”, reflect a celebration of the symbolism and calligraphy of spiritual writings found in Islamic Arabesque and Sanskrit. His landscapes explore the evocative role of colour in relation to form and substance. And he has spent considerable time painting the world of dreams and their marriage to the natural world as represented by works like “flight of Ideas” and “Wander.” Orphan has also done several self portraits usually using mixed media.
Orphan has exhibited his art and photography in several shows such and has works on display across North America and Europe.
Just Before Dawn
Marketplace at Noon
Garden at 33rd and 4th
Grief and Gratitude
Summer in Brittany