Gregg Dunn: Neuroscience Painting

1. Cerebellar Lobe

Gregg Dunn, neuroscientist, is a lover of Japanese Edo scroll and screen painting. He discovered that the elegant forms of neurons in our brains can be painted expressively in the ‘sumi-e’ style. Neurons may be tiny in scale, but they clearly posess the same beauty seen in traditional forms of far eastern minimalist painting traditions. Dunn offers a unique persepective to our ‘skull tissues’ of neurons, glial flares, hippocampus, the cortex, synapses, and ganglion. Take a look.

2. Cortex in Metallic Pastels

3. Gold Retina (L),  Hippocampus-II (R)

4. Stomatogastric ganglion

5. NG2 flare

6. Synaptogenesis

7. Two-Pyramidals

8. Retina I

9. Olfactory Bulb

10. Purkinje Neurons

11. Gold Cortex

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manisha
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how incredible.. i was searching for neuron art and google sent me your site!!

Leroy
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Nice work. I am not sure I will buy them though. Kind of nice in a gallery way.

rubina
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love this… innovation is when someone creates the unexpected..the dots that were not joined previously.

Costa
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No grey matter this. very beautiful.

Bridgette
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Never thought of my brain this way lol

Catherine V
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very inventive and smart painter. its nice when artists bring together things in a new manner.

Rosmanov
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Shared this. Great idea and talent.

sven
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curious mix of exact science and cloudy art. like.

Candace Van Hout
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Absolutely stunning. I especially like the “Cortex”. They look like floating winter barren trees displaying the limbs and the root system. Truly breathtaking.

joseph s
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The crab stomatogastric ganglion, which is a collection of neurons in the crab controls the chewing and digestion of food. :)

Laville
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i like this visual sensibility, not over the top, and the fact that he found commonalities between neural structures and minimalist painting.

runa
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i think he uses splatter techniques like jackson pollock..

joseph S
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Brain tip: the cerebral cortex processes sensory and motor information!

Cinderella
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…and why would anyone call it grey matter? lol

P Kaur
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interesting work,,,i checked out his site and most of the work is sold out already *jealous*

S Bhardwaj
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would love to have a few of these in my study. expensive I think.

Isadora T
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This made me smile. :)

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