About

Jack Kenna’s artistic practice is fueled by an interest in the aura of objects and the ways that reality and illusion can be explored through painting. Drawing from the material world that surrounds him, Kenna also makes great use of the extensive cache of imagery available online to develop a vocabulary of motifs that are often repeated from work to work. Equally hailing from the long history of still-life as the recent history of cell phone photography, Kenna’s ever-inventive paintings are deeply contemporary, focusing on objects of subjective, sentimental value and incorporating elements of humour and play.
Kenna’s practice extends fluidly across 2- and 3-dimensional media, often incorporating found images, objects, and text. Jack Kenna is currently based on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, where he received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2019.

Selected Works

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Jack Kenna

All of the things I write down have a funny way of turning back up 1/4

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

All of the things I write down have a funny way of turning back up 2/4

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

All of the things I write down have a funny way of turning back up 3/4

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

All of the things I write down have a funny way of turning back up 4/4

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

Nina's Candle

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 31 1/2" x 39 1/2"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

Dairyland (Loved You)

2019

Acrylic on canvas

  • 36" x 26"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

Mites Crawl Up, Tites Fall Down

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 32" x 24"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

Cave Painting

2020

Mixed media on canvas

  • 32" x 24"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Jack Kenna

Object Score

2021

Mixed media on canvas

  • 36" x 48"
Jack Kenna

Deep-Ending

2021

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas

  • 36" x 25"

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