AboutBEARSPACE is pleased to present painting works by Canadian artist Trevor Kiernander in his first solo exhibition in the UK, to coincide with a major exhibition of his works at Art Mur, in Montreal, Canada in May 2010.â¨â¨For Trade Skins, Kiernander has created four new works on large-scale canvases filling the gallery walls. Each work is an abstract combination of hand-mixed block colour and painterly gestures, referencing Canadian hinterland with hard edged architectural forms, as Kiernander describes his own experience of traveling from âa small town in southern Canada to Europe's largest metropolis.' Works are painted skillfully in Oils, with the introduction of foreign materials, pieces of hand painted tape and charcoal, among the few. His seemingly loose and effortless style is contrasted by jarring new elements whilst odd shapes and figures emerge to disturb an otherwise peaceful scene.
Trevor Kiernander was born in Canada and currently lives and works in London. He obtained a BFA w/ distinction from Concordia University in Montreal (2006), and an MFA in Art Practice from Goldsmiths University of London (2009). He was short-listed for the Eastern Division of the Canada-wide RBC Painting Competition in 2007 and was recently published in Carte Blanche 2, a compendium of Canadian painting (Magenta, 2008). â¨
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