SOLO EXHIBITION by KIRK SUTHERLAND
JUNE 2016 for TORONTO PRIDE
Exhibition Dates: June 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
I feel my creative process bridges and somewhat amalgamates both intuitive, and conscious realities. My paintings do not imitate life, but perhaps harness the energy and the essence of life.
In life we are conscious of present realities, yet travel forward with no actual conception of what to expect. My art making process seems to find itself in the same unpredictable reality.
In reality the process is equally as important as the finished piece. I find myself channeling to a higher energy or light, in which the medium, the action, and the paintbrush are collectively an umbilical between the soul, the essence and that of the material world.
Kirk Sutherland is a Toronto based artist. He graduated honours from the Faculty of Experimental Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1991.
He has exhibited his work for over 25 years under the representation of many art galleries. Many of Sutherland’s works are represented in both private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.
Critically, Kirk Sutherland could be defined as being influenced by the Abstract Expressionist Movement, Post-Painterly Abstraction, and Lyrical Abstraction. He is also influenced consciously, and sub-consciously by his surroundings as well as and the formal elements of art, and the materials he creates with. The two predominant elements in Sutherland’s work hinge between his keen sensibility to colour, and his use of pictorial space.