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
Stormy Night Off Tancook Island
Grief and Gratitude
Summer in Brittany
I enjoyed viewing your art. Are you familiar with Walter i. Anderson’s artwork? He painted the sea / landscapes of my youth on the Mississippi Gulf Coast / islands. I don’t know much about modern art but your styles seem somewhat similar. Thanx for your work. There is a dark starkness to your writing and art that I feel deep within. Maybe the attraction for me is the contrast of shadow and color you and Anderson have evolved. Whatever, I am struck.
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