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David Sorensen Art

Canadian, 1937-2011
Canadian, 1937-2011

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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Gestural Field - abstract landscape in sand and gold
By David Sorensen
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Painterly bands of light brown and gold, like a field of wheat, are interrupted by two thin lines of deep yellow and umber in this lyrical canvas by David Sorensen. Through his pain...
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2010s Contemporary David Sorensen Art

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Canvas, Oil

Gaze Big Green
By David Sorensen
Located in Bloomfield, ON
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Entry 1 - Green Violet Orange - bands of textured color
By David Sorensen
Located in Bloomfield, ON
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2010s Contemporary David Sorensen Art

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Canvas, Oil

Triptych - bands of aqua yellow white in a modernist tripytych
By David Sorensen
Located in Bloomfield, ON
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Entry 3 - Orange Yellow Green Violet
By David Sorensen
Located in Bloomfield, ON
Category

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