Okay Bouquet No 2

More Works By Jahn Page Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 2022
27 × 27 in 68.58 × 68.58 cm

About Okay Bouquet No 2

At once classic and contemporary, this painting by Jahn Page is part of a series dedicated to ‘an examination of life through the filter of flowers.’ On a tondo (circular canvas) a finely detailed plastic white swan becomes the centrepiece for a wild floral arrangement of sunny yellow flowers and grasses. A single jet-black marking—one of Page’s signature ‘Positive Gestures’ is intended to mimic the graceful curve of the swan’s head.

“This is a lawn ornament a few doors down from my daughter’s daycare and it had wildflowers amongst it. The position of the Positive Gesture in this piece acts as a continuation of the void on the back of the planter.” 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.