ROBERT MARCHESSAULT | WRITING IN THE SKY
Robert Marchessault | Writing on the Sky
June 20 - July 2
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Bau-Xi Vancouver is pleased to present Writing on the Sky, an exhibition of new works by painter Robert Marchessault as part of his ongoing consideration of the graphic possibilities a tree presents when isolated against a spare ground.
Combining his skill in classical painting tradition with his continued interest in painterly abstraction, Marchessault's tree imagery is as firmly rooted in colour fields of loose brushstrokes and washes as they are standing in surreal landscapes.
Marchessault's trees are imagined amalgams spontaneously composed from a series of expressive gestural marks. Drawing from careful observations of his subject matter, the artist deconstructs these organic forms to rearrange their varied twists and shapes into singular specimens of distinctive character — a poignant intimation of human nature.