FIND THE ART THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

On Until July 31st, 2019

Art Works presents Free/Form. This show highlights abstract recreations of iconic Vancouver landmarks and landscapes that all Vancouverites have taken in with their own eyes. Free/Form, as with all art, helps to exemplify and magnify that everyone interprets the world differently. Whether you relate with the free style of Sue or identify with the form that Steve brings to a canvas, this exhibition connects the viewer closer to the world around us. We are grateful that both Steve Fortier and Sue Daniel have the skill and courage to share their artwork, ideas, and perspectives with us. Art Works is proud to show this body of artwork and we hope you enjoy it.

 

FEATURE ARTIST : STEVE FORTIER

"Irises"

48 x 36

acrylic on canvas

about Steve’s work:

His early works were landscape watercolours, usually painted plein air. Over the years, he has worked in all kinds of mediums but recently has been working in acrylics. He tended to high realism works but his new series of abstract paintings has him interested in pixilation patterns and how the viewer sees the pixel interpolation that blends the colour of one pixel into the colour of the next forming the painting’s composition. The dual effects of the painting’s abstract appearance, when viewed up close and the changes to the subject when viewed from afar. He introduces additional pixels or distorts them to cause complex pattern changes that adds another dimension to the paintings.

“I’m drawn to the pixilation patterns, stripping away all the details and reconstructing the subject in the painting process.”