Steve Driscoll, Fairfax Sun, 2012
Fairfax Sun
Artist RegionOntario
DescriptionThe unnatural intensity of colour in this piece transforms the visuals of the Canadian wilderness from familiar to unfamiliar. Driscoll’s use of an urban medium - in this case, urethane paint - contrasts with the rural subject matter, creating a uniquely modern landscape of its own that exists in conversation with the tradition of Canadian landscape painting, notably exemplified by the work of the Group of Seven. Driscoll’s linework is softly blurred, while the bright, slightly reflective finish animates the piece, echoing the reflections on the water represented in the work.
Materials Urethane on board
73.7 × 101.6 cm (29 × 40 in.)
Object number HUM-2013-00002
In Collection(s):
Credit Line Courtesy Humber Galleries