Exhibitions | “Beyond Landscape, Part I”

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David James Veres - “Beyond Landscape, Part I”

June 10th to 16th, 2017

Please join us for an exhibition and sale of exciting new work by David J. Veres.
An opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11am-4pm

Artist Statement
It is a long road and will take great determination to travel "Beyond Landscape".
- David J. Veres
Most of my past work lying around in the studio; I would deem "under-construction". These surfaces will become an important part of my new visual formula using modern acrylic polymers.
As new trends in the art world unfold so should my work evolve and be continually re-invented. To stay in one place is to creatively stagnate. Artists such as Joan Miro and Wassily Kandinsky have been influential to me as I am guided back to my "Roots in Abstraction".
Their approach to mark making has inspired in me a desire to push these "cast polymer" pieces into my own unique "personal stylistic expression", a lofty goal for any artist in mid-career.
It excites me to know that I can continue to grow within my own stylistic manner and usher in a new era of artistic goals and aesthetic aspirations.

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.
-Wassily Kandinsky

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
-Joan Miro

About The Artist
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David received his education from the University of Calgary, completing a BFA in 1985. After University he began experimenting with acrylic paint, discovering it’s unique flexibility and properties. This was a beginning point to his involvement with abstract art and his desire to learn everything about that genre of painting. Acrylic materials would allow him to apply paint in a wide variety of methods and techniques, bringing about a decade of modern painting in the nineties. A desire to become a better landscape painter would lead him into a new journey of painting outside or “en plein air. His next focus was on capturing the beauty and splendour set forth by mother nature in front of him. Always one who loves hiking, canoeing and camping, combining this with painting is a natural fit. A desire to bring forth something new has been a constant in David’s Art since University.

Currently I am shaping, cutting and adhering (with gel) cast acrylic pieces to my landscape surfaces. I look forward to the possibilities of pushing this medium further into my current representational works. By processing the subject matter differently, the end result produces my own pictorial vocabulary that describes nature differently and opens new insights. The enjoyment from many years of traditional landscape painting and utilizing the new materials available today has inspired this new direction in my work. This new direction in my work is more like “processing nature”.

As artists, it is our instinct to reflect on nature, and to interpret, capture, and create all that influences us.

 

DAVID JAMES VERES www.davidjveres.com

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Technique: cast acrylic and acrylic on board

Dimensions: 22x28 in.

Price: $4,375 Cdn.

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