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David Sorensen
Entry 3 - Orange Yellow Green Violet

2009

$16,000

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A scaffold of dark violet gives structure to painterly hot orange and teal bands in this confident abstract canvas by David Sorensen. The curated strata of fresh colors points to an ocean horizon at sunrise. Through his painterly modern compositions, celebrated Canadian painter David Sorensen (1937-2011) sought to “give voice to the inner reality.” In the paintings from his last years, Sorensen offers solutions to the nature of abstraction – wresting nature and the horizon from pure form and brilliant colour. Born in Vancouver in 1937, Sorensen studied at UBC and the Vancouver School of Art under Arthur Erickson, Bill Reid and Jack Shadbolt. Shadbolt, who in turn had studied Hans Hoffman, invited American art critic Clement Greenberg to the school to discuss abstraction including the work of Rothko, Pollock and Kline. These influences helped shape Sorensen’s painterly approach to non-figurative art. In 1964, the artist moved to Montreal where he held teaching positions at the Montreal Museum School of Art, the Saidye Bronfman Centre and later Bishop’s University. Over his long career, Sorensen exhibited in Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, China, the US and across Canada. In 2005, the Musée du Bas Saint-Laurent in Riviere-du-Loup, QC curated a 45 year retrospective of the artist’s work. In 1996, Sorensen was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is held in private, corporate and public collections including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton and more.

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  • Creator
    David Sorensen (1937 - 2011, Canadian)
  • Creation Year
    2009
  • Dimensions
    Height: 55.75 in. (141.61 cm)Width: 39.5 in. (100.33 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Bloomfield, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2913331711

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About the Artist

David Sorensen

David Sorensen sought to “give voice to the inner reality.” In the paintings from his last years, Sorensen offers solutions to the nature of abstraction — wresting nature and the horizon from pure form and brilliant colour. Born in Vancouver in 1937, Sorensen studied at UBC and the Vancouver School of Art under Arthur Erickson, Bill Reid and Jack Shadbolt. Shadbolt, who in turn had studied Hans Hoffman, invited American art critic Clement Greenberg to the school to discuss abstraction, including the work of Rothko, Pollock and Kline. These influences helped shape Sorensen’s painterly approach to non-figurative art. In 1964, the artist moved to Montreal, where he held teaching positions at the Montreal Museum School of Art, the Saidye Bronfman Centre and later, Bishop’s University. Over his long career, Sorensen exhibited in Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, China, the U.S. and across Canada. In 2005, the Musée du Bas Saint-Laurent in Riviere-du-Loup, QC curated a 45-year retrospective of the artist’s work. In 1996, Sorensen was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is held in private, corporate and public collections, including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton and more. (Biography provided by OENO Gallery)
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