acrylic on canvas
36 ins x 72 ins; 91.4 cms x 182.9 cms
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Kent Monkman’s expressionistic paintings remain unique in his corpus. In Untitled, the artist plays with the contrast between sheer and opaque qualities by adding various quantities of water to the acrylic medium. Monkman also incorporates International Klein Blue into his compositions, a colour that was first mixed in 1960 by French artist Yves Klein. The use of IKB illuminates the composition and draws immediate attention to the center of each flower.
Kent Monkman has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions across Canada, most notably at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. His artworks are also present in several private and public collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Smithsonian National Museum of the Indian American.
Private Collection, Toronto