Jon Pylypchuk’s work includes sculptures, paintings and drawings. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Art Lodge in Winnipeg, a collective that included artists Michael Dumontier, Neil Farber, Marcel Dzama, Adrian Williams, and others.
The constant in Pylypchuk’s varied production are a cast of characters that are somewhere between animal and human. These characters literally “hang out” in quasi-naturalistic, often derelict surroundings. The titles of his works are usually quite charged. Pylypchuk uses of a range of materials in his work, from plywood, fabric, glue, resin and foam, to spray paint, glitter, steel, cotton and aluminum. He regularly scavenges for these resources, or purchases them inexpensively from hardware stores.
Pylypchuk was a nominee for the Sobey award in 2009.
under the cloak of these pills and this booze exists an intolerable prick (smoking pizza), 2010. spray foam, wood, resin, spraypaint. 36 x 40 x 8 inches
freedom! equality! we will crush this oppressor! but right now I have debilitating genital warts i will catch up with you guys later! 2017. tires, spraypaint, lightbulbs, wood. 57 x 37 x 32 inches
untitled, 2015, cast ceramic toilet, permanently sealed wood crate (contents: vintage artwork by Jon Pylypchuk with packaging), light bulbs, wiring and hardware, 21 x 15 x 15 inches, number 3 in an edition of 10.
Mr. Boombastic (we are all empty inside), 2015, found milk crate, spray paint and lightbulbs, 33"x15"x18"