My Life in Colour Award (not for sale)
Wyn Geleynse is considered a pioneer in multimedia artistic practices in Canada, with a career in film and video spanning nearly three decades. He emigrated from Rotterdam to London, ON, with his parents in 1953. Growing up in London at a time when the so-called “London regional school” was burgeoning – a vernacular art movement that thrived in the city through the 1970s and 1980s – had a direct impact on Geleynse’s development as an artist. From printmaking, then painting, Geleynse began combining 3D model-making with the 2D qualities of photography and then integrating film into this process for installation-based works emblematic of various themes including childhood, domesticity, selfhood, and the boundaries between public and private. Geleynse often uses biographical footage and source materials from childhood, references that conjure the psychological spaces of memory – real and imagined, collective and individual. His work subverts a straightforward reception of the image, forcing reconciliation with the existential power of conventions in ‘framing’ the boundaries of subjective experience.