Meet Me in the middle
The multi-disciplinary art practice of artist Kyle Tonkens is motivated by an interest in exploring and creating a visual discourse on the ideas of the interconnectedness between all things, themes of gratitude, and the rituals surrounding gift-giving. Inspired by such thinkers as Joseph Campbell and Martin Heidegger, and the artworks of many renowned artists, including Mark Rothko and Keith Haring, Tonkens uses the abstract language of colour and form to communicate these ideas with his audience.
Kyle Tonkens is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to studying Art and Art History at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and The University of Toronto [Mississauga], Tonkens holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario. His work has been exhibited widely as part of group and solo exhibitions. Recent highlights include a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Burlington’s RBC Community Gallery (summer 2015), and as part of Full Spectrum, a group show at the Living Arts Center, Mississauga, (2016).
Sanjay B Patel
Sanjay believes abstract art should be relatable and loves producing commissioned art for clients to create original work that is representative of who they are, while still capturing the essence of his unique style. He is happiest when his clients can relate to the work and find meaning on a deeply personal level. Sanjay’s inspiration comes from the people he meets, the environment he finds himself in, the energy of the crowds around him, serene landscapes and busy cityscapes.
Sanjay Patel is a Canadian abstract fine artist living in Hamilton. Sanjay has studied Art at McMaster and Sheridan College as well as Business and Marketing at Georgian College. One of the most active areas of Sanjay’s career is his Live Painting appearances. Sanjay has produced live art for almost 100 festivals, grand openings, corporate events and private parties. A natural connector who loves people, Sanjay’s work is inspired by those around him, which works well for live painting and delights the people who enjoy watching him work.