Toronto-based contemporary artist Steve Driscoll has been free-pouring urethane for a decade, allowing the industrial material to mingle with paint for creations that flow and pool. Driscoll’s approach converts the standard Canadian landscape into a whole new expressionistic look.
Driscoll’s dashing paintings, with their psychedelic palette and unconventional technique (poured urethane on board) are firmly planted in contemporary ground, yet have deep roots in the venerable North American landscape painting tradition. -Angell Gallery exhibition notes
On exhibit through mid-January at Toronto’s Angell Gallery, Driscoll’s new body of work, North Swallow, refers to the series’ origins in an extended road trip that took him through 26 states. “I was collecting places, images and landscapes,” says Driscoll. “Each new place carried with it new colours, textures and space.”
Steve Driscoll’s website, here.
His C.V., here.
Angell Gallery, Toronto, where his show, North Swallow, is on exhibit through Jan. 12, 2013.