Monstera G

More Works By Jahn Page Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 2023
36 × 38 in 91.44 × 96.52 cm

About Monstera G

Jahn Page creates fun and contemporary artworks that cleverly combine his skills as a painter, and graphic designer. This series of acrylic and oil paintings is dedicated to the ‘drama’ of the common houseplant. Page uses a shaped canvas in this painting—part of a series he calls ‘Positive Gestures.’ The addition of Page’s signature gestural markings in bright yellow draws the viewer’s eye and adds interest to a ‘traditional’ image.

“In this particular piece, the Positive Gesture is mimicking the arrangement of the Monstera and how it reads/flows from left-to-right. Both the subject matter and sculptural elements are centered and obvious.” Jahn Page

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1981, Jahn studied BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA in Studio Arts from George Mason University (Incomplete degrees). He has exhibited in both the US and Canada. In 2023, he won the 2023 DeSerres Artist Prize in Toronto. Having worked as a successful commercial artist for years, Jahn’s portfolio includes sculpture, painting and graphic design. He has installed major works in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He opened Good Grief Studio in 2020.