Wanda Koop is a phenomenal canadian painter, whose work I really admire. Her approach to her subject matter is very unique and these recent works are a great example of that. Bold and sometimes ominous blocks of colour hover in ephemeral soft landscapes. An interesting relationship is created between the foreground and background as the opaque shapes come forward and the translucent landscapes recede back into space.

 

“Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most distinguished and inventive artists. Her career spans three decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions. From the very beginning of her career, Koop garnered critical acclamation for her work. Starting in the 1980s, she charted new directions for painting, pushing the boundaries of presentation and display with her all-encompassing installations. Over the last decade she has become recognized for incorporating poetic video work into her painting environments.”

more of Wanda Koop’s bio:

http://www.wandakoop.com/studio/bio.htm

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