ELYSE DODGE
Contemporary Landscape Artist
www.elysedodge.com
Email: hola@elysedodge.com 
Instagram: @elysedodge

For inquiries in British Columbia and Alberta please contact the Ian Tan Gallery

Artist Statement

My work aims to capture the vibrant beauty of the landscapes that we call home. By using a bold colour palette and the combination of hard and soft lines, I am able to accentuate the diverse shapes of the scenery around us. 
I see the world in colour, in shapes and in light. The process of discovering, simplifying and recreating iconic scenery has become my therapy. Through this journey, I have realised that even when you deconstruct landscapes down to their most simple of forms, they remain beautiful. The contrast between the crisp geometric lines of the mountains and organic textures of the trees has become my signature aesthetic. The polygonal shapes transform the peaks from being something that is recognizable as a mountain to a faceted, diamond-like form. These surreal scenes encourage the mind to imagine what an alternate and more vivid world could look like.

The age of technology and social media has inspired my new collection to be more design driven and collaborative in its process. I use Instagram to research different landscapes and partner with photographers to recreate their landscape imagery into something more artistic. I use my experience as a graphic designer to create digital mock ups before I pick up a paint brush and start to paint. This shared creative journey allows my paintings and digital landscapes to bridge different mediums and encourages artists to work together as a collective rather than as competition.

My hope is that these contemporary landscape paintings will inspire the viewer to look at the mountains around them with a newfound appreciation and curiosity. To see all the shapes and colours that make up their world rather than just seeing a view for what it is.

Biography

Vancouver-based Artist, Elyse Dodge, is best known for her bold use of colour in landscapes, exploring the connection between soft and hard forms, creating a distinctive visual language in her work.

Elyse was raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, by an artist and a builder who taught her about craftsmanship and how to see her surroundings as shapes and colour. Still inspired by the scenery of the West Coast, Elyse's work aims to capture the colours and textures of the views we see every day. Elyse sees her work as deconstructed landscapes, focusing on the fractal shapes and textures rather than the subject matter. Using bright colour palettes and distortion - her work seamlessly blends the freedom of Impressionism with the precision of geometry. The work acts as a reminder that things are not always what they seem and that a whole exists only as the sum of its parts; each part is therefore as beautiful and integral as the full puzzle.

Elyse’s colourful original paintings and prints of polygonal landscapes are featured in the interiors of Canada’s most contemporary homes and available in BC and Alberta through the Ian Tan Art Gallery.

Elyse lives in Vancouver with her husband and dedicates her time to her art and to working with Vancouver's top brands and galleries as an Art Director.
Articles and Publications 
The Jealous Curator , "Elyse Dodge", 2018
Plain Magazine, "Artist Elyse Dodge recreates mountain ranges in geometric forms", 2018
My Modern Met, "Artist Reimagines Canada’s Mountain Ranges as Vibrant Geometric Landscapes", 2018
Culture Trip, "Canadian Artist Paints Famous Landscapes With Geometric Patterns", 2018
I Need a Guide, "Elyse Dodge", 2018 
Laughing Squid, "Beautiful Mountainous Landscapes Reimagined Using Colorful Geometric Shapes", 2018 
Georgia Straight, "Artists take to the streets at Mural Fest party, where newspaper boxes get fresh designs", 2017 
Six Hundred Four, "Elyse Dodge - In Their Shoes", 2017 
Style by Fire, "Sneaker Style: Bringing Art to Your Feet", 2017
ArtStarts, "Supporting the Arts with Happy Feet", 2016
Georgia Straight, "Portrait of an Artist - Elyse Dodge", 2015 
Daily Hive, "35 hot Vancouver artists to look out for", 2014

Selected Exhibitions

November 2018 | Ian Tan Gallery, Show with artist David Pirrie, Vancouver, BC
2016 - 2018 | Elevation, Six Hundred Four, Vancouver, BC
2018 | Hot Sauce V, Hot Sauce Art Show, Vancouver, BC
2017 | Live Artist, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver, BC
2017 | YVR, Celebration of Light, Vancouver, BC 
2016 | Creation, Lululemon, Vancouver, BC
2014 | Raw: Vancouver Presents Spectrum, Vancouver, BC
2013 | Art Battle 70, Art Battle Vancouver, Vancouver BC
2013 | The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY 
2013 | Bokeh Blue, Solo Show, Gastown, Vancouver, BC
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