AD 117 | Tunde Adebimpe x Kim Dorland (TV On The Radio) x Kim Dorland
“Lost In The Woods”

Tunde Adebimpe is a musician, actor, director, and visual artist best know for being the frontman of the band TV On The Radio.

Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Drawing heavily from the Canadian landscape and his huge appetite for the history and language of painting, the loose yet identifiable scenes are interjected with areas of heavy abstract impasto. His refusal to remain faithful to one medium or approach plays into the symbiotic nature of his work.

Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, Dorland holds an MFA from York University in Toronto, and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in Vancouver. He has exhibited globally, including shows in Milan, London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is featured in the Contemporary Art Foundation (Japan), The Sander Collection (Berlin); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Gallery of Alberta, the Audain Art Museum and numerous important private collections. Dorland currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Show Notes: 
  • Psychedelics
  • Tunde growing up in Pittsburg and Kim growing up in Alberta
  • The beginnings of TV On The Radio
  • The moment when Kim decided to start painting
  • Tom Thomson and the group of 7
  • Nostalgia of wandering and finding things in the woods as kids
  • Chester Brown (Canadian cartoonist)
  • Dave Mckeen
  • Tunde and Kim’s love for comic books
  • Comic book series: Beverly, Black Hole, Blankets, The Swamp Thing, Sabrina
  • Kim doing “diary drawings”
  • Instagram pros and cons
  • Rhys Lee (Artist)
  • Being on “Dad Time”
  • Shinro Ohtake (Artist)

Posted 03.31.2019


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

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In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

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