CreateSpace Public Art Forum 2022
Project at a Glance
About the Artist
CRUNCH (Dion Thorne)
CRUNCH is a Toronto based Abstract artist who has been honing his skills in all forms of visual arts for most of his life. Originally a sketch and concept artist, Dion blends his love of concept art with his thoughts of the injustice of racism and the resulting cruelty, to send a message through his art. Dion’s evolution into the abstract has allowed him to expand and introduce ideas and elements to his range of work to convey certain topics even further. His use of black figures in his artwork allows Dion to challenge his boundaries of the abstract – utilizing questionable thoughts to tell stories and send a message which explores the depths of colour, distortion, competition, and preceptive.
CreateSpace Public Art Forum
CreateSpace Public Art Forum is a digital forum that virtually convenes participants who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), racialized, rural and/or youth with disabilities and between the ages of 18-25. This forum fosters connections, builds understanding across geographies and cultures, as well as provide emerging equity-seeking artists with the skills, relationships and support needed to develop public art practices. Visit the online gallery to view all artistic responses by the 2022 forum participants.