UNTITLED (TWO WORKS)
both acrylic on canvas
both signed and dated 2002 on the reverse
both 14 ins x 18 ins; 35.6 cms x 45.7 cms
“I don’t think art is about teaching people something… it’s a blend of giving people permission and steering them in a direction that challenges them.”
Originally from Toronto, Anda Kubis completed her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before completing her MFA at York University in 1992. Strongly influenced by modern colour field painting, Kubis emphasizes contemporary critical perspective in her work. Demonstrating a true understanding of the nature of colour and the influence of form, her enigmatic paintings offer a quiet solitude, inviting the viewer to question perceptual relationships.
Kubis produces her paintings through an improvisational process that explores the dynamism of light. She utilizes traditional painting techniques while simultaneously exploring contemporary aesthetics and principles. These untitled works completed in 2002 are an example of the artist’s early fascination with subtlety and the effects of light, as indicated in the subdued tones.
Her work can be found in a number of public and private collections including the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, Cenovus Energy and Aimia. She currently resides in Toronto, and is an Associate Professor at OCAD University.
Campbell, Carson. Interview with Anda Kubis on Now What Podcast, Episode #14. Podcast Audio. Accessed August 18, 2014. http://nowwhatpodcast.com/about/