Canadian Art Select Online Auction

March 10 — 15, 2018
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LOT 41

Lot 41

PAUL FOURNIER, R.C.A.

PAUL FOURNIER, R.C.A.
Lot 41 Details
PAUL FOURNIER, R.C.A.

TARAWA PASSAGE, 1989

acrylic on canvas, unframed
signed, titled and dated “88-89” on the reverse
68 ins x 102 ins; 172.7 cms x 260.4 cms

Estimate $2,000-$4,000

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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PAUL FOURNIER, R.C.A.
  • PAUL FOURNIER, R.C.A.
Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:

Karen Wilken, “On Paul Fournier,” Paul Fournier: Realms of Being, Han Art Gallery, Montreal, 2015.

Paul Fournier, Paul Fournier: Beneath and Beyond, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, 2012.

Note:

In Tarawa Passage, brushstrokes in shades of indigo, cerulean, and turquoise sweep across the canvas converging with an array of dazzling colours in the top right corner. Like so many of Paul Fournier’s (b.1939) dynamic abstractions, his inspiration for Tarawa Passage derives from nature; in this case, the colours and atmosphere of the tropics. Throughout Fournier’s career, he has sought to explore nature’s poetic and spiritual dimensions while reveling in the materiality of paint. According to Karen Wilken, Fournier’s “passionate dialogue with both nature and the stuff of painting links even his most diverse works…[They are] joyous metaphors for intense feelings about the natural world.”

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