STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT
oil and encaustic on canvas
signed and indistinctly dated on overflap; titled on gallery label on the reverse
36 ins x 36 ins; 91.4 cms x 91.4 cms
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Tony Scherman’s Still Life with Fruit is a stoic composition of a traditional subject matter with contemporary resonances – the pastel tones exude a rich tapestry of texture representing a dreamlike sequence. Through his distinctive style and mastery of the encaustic technique, Scherman marries both wax and pigment together into a sophisticated media that brings a cleverness to his oeuvre. The depth achieved by continual and constant layering of varying colours and subtle blending across the canvas create a sense of softness. Still Life with Fruit provides an insight into Sherman painterly process, complete with drips and heavy built up layers of wax. This piece also is an exploration of the study of shadows that are beautifully crafted and nurtured through the delectable delights of the fruit.
Tony Scherman is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (London, England) and member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The artist’s work is widely collected for public, private and corporate institutions across North America and Europe, forming part of major collections including Barclay’s Bank in New York, Toronto Dominion Bank in Toronto and the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA).
Private Collection, Toronto
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto