Tomory Dodge

Tomory Dodge / Jason Tomory Dodge

September 18, 2013

An American artist, Tomory Dodge is best known for painting landscapes with a Surrealist influence, based on photographs of swamps and deserts, clouds and trees. Broadly applying paint with a brush or palette-knife, his canvases are characterized by layers that bleed together, organized by vertical and horizontal rainbow colors, or built-up impasto surfaces.

Born in Denver in 1974, Dodge currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2004 from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. He also completed the Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program in Rome, Italy in 1997. His recent solo exhibitions include Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Cherry and Martin; CRG Gallery, New York, NY; Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; and ACME., Los Angeles, CA.

As the artist explains, the brushstrokes in his work are the image. These gestural abstractions combine American history, landscape painting, post-Internet aesthetics, and urban life. In these works, there are many smaller paintings emerging within the composition.