Kristofir Dean is a contemporary artist born and based in Hamilton, Ontario. He holds a BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU).
In his paintings, Dean brings forth the full spectrum of colour in bold shapes and lines. Each mark is saturated with rich hues. They vibrate when placed beside one another. These colourful pieces aim to bring the spectrum back to the home and the wall, transforming the space by adding visual spice. His paintings create optical effects using light and shadow, perspective, and inventive panel shapes that make viewers question their sense of the works’ dimensionality. Dean’s art activates a conversation about the quality and value of saturated colours to captivate and lift the energy of a space and the people who inhabit it.
Dean’s has shown his work internationally and has held artist residencies in Hamilton, Ontario and in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.