acrylic and pastel on canvas
initialed and dated 2021 and on verso signed and titled
78 x 96 in, 198.1 x 243.8 cm
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for: $40,250
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Bobbie Burgers was born in 1973 in Vancouver, where she lives and works. She received a BA in Art History in 1996 from the University of Victoria, and has studied in Aix-en-Provence, France. Her work has been compared to such artists as Paul Cézanne, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and Jack Shadbolt. Burgers has exhibited widely across the United States and Canada.
Burgers is compelled by processes of transformation and metamorphosis in nature, particularly through her highly unconventional exploration of the traditional floral still life. She has a boldly distinct style that melds representation with abstraction to varying degrees, and her work has an instinctive approach, while also revealing her precise powers of observation. Her highly expressive paintings are distinctive for their dynamic compositions, textural layered surfaces, vivid use of colour and rapid, gestural brush-strokes. This powerful painting, rendered in a rich range of creams, greys and whites, embodies her long-term engagement with the wildly chaotic cycle of life and death through the floral processes of bloom and decay.
This work is unframed.
Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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