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
manisha
6 years ago

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

Leroy
Leroy
9 years ago

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

rubina
rubina
9 years ago

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

Costa
Costa
9 years ago

No grey matter this. very beautiful.

Bridgette
Bridgette
9 years ago

Never thought of my brain this way lol

Catherine V
Catherine V
9 years ago

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

Rosmanov
Rosmanov
9 years ago

Shared this. Great idea and talent.

sven
sven
9 years ago

curious mix of exact science and cloudy art. like.

Candace Van Hout
Candace Van Hout
9 years ago

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
joseph s
9 years ago

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

Laville
Laville
9 years ago

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

runa
runa
9 years ago

i think he uses splatter techniques like jackson pollock..

joseph S
joseph S
9 years ago

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

Cinderella
Cinderella
9 years ago

…and why would anyone call it grey matter? lol

P Kaur
P Kaur
9 years ago

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

S Bhardwaj
S Bhardwaj
9 years ago

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

Isadora T
Isadora T
9 years ago

This made me smile. :)