Hot and Molten, Cooled Together
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 2021
48 x 36 in 121.9 x 91.4 cm
Collection of the Artist
Russna Kaur is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2021, upcoming); Veil of Tears at Trapp Projects in Vancouver (2019); and She was there for a while… at The Fort Gallery in Langley (2019). Selected group exhibitions include at Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2022, upcoming); at Mónica Reyes Gallery (2021, upcoming); Holding a line in your hand at Kamloops Art Gallery (2021); Keep for Old Memoirs at Young Space Spring 2020 Online, curated with Celine Mo of VICTORI+MO Gallery in New York, NY (2020); Leaning Out of Windows at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2020); and the heart is the origin of your worldview at Art Toronto with Cooper Cole (2019). In 2020, Kaur was granted the opportunity to attend the Centrum Emerging Artist Residency in Port Townsend, WA (2020). Kaur’s work is a part of several collections including the Audain Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2020, Kaur was awarded an IDEA Art Award which placed her work in the permanent collection at the Vancouver General Hospital and the UBC Hospital Foundation. Kaur holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2019), and an BFA (Honours) with a studio specialization from the University of Waterloo (2013). In 2020, after completing a residency at BAF, Kaur presented a new body of work in a solo exhibition titled Suddenly her lips sharpened – it was splendid. Kaur also worked with BAF on a public artwork titled Ironing, Bored at King Edward Station in Vancouver (2019).
For Russna Kaur, abstract painting offers a space of possibility, play, and experimentation that is intimately entangled with the complexities of living—both its pleasures and adversities. Rather than approaching a painting as a fixed, singular object, Kaur employs a modular process: she arranges smaller paintings into large-scale compositions that grow, shrink, and shift. The bold and raucous colour combinations Kaur uses reference the spectacle of gatherings and locales such as amusement parks, community festivals, ceremonies, and religious spaces—sites of overstimulation, observance, and illusion. Casting a Number of Mirrors is a unique work.
Please note: this work in unframed.
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