In the early 2000’s, after receiving a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), Jeff Tallon lived throughout Canada, Europe and Asia. These experiences inform the global yet local nature of his work and question the notion of nationalism, truth, identity, commerce, colonialism, and communication.
Since 2009, Tallon has been synthesizing painting and technology. Some of his paintings include QR Codes, which allow viewers to capture content using a hand-held device. These actions mirror common practices that have ubiquitously
become embedded throughout society.
Tallon’s initial interactive paintings sent text messages to participants creating a sense of faux-intimacy. Subsequently, the breadth of his work has grown to unite photography, oil paint, text, audio/video and the Internet.