oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse
48 ins x 32 ins; 121.9 cms x 81.3 cms
Celebrated for his architecturally-themed paintings and drawings, Howard Lonn explores the urban landscape through an array of techniques including dripping, scraping, and layering. Lonn’s painted surfaces are highly textural and his use of colour judicious and expressive. In Semicircular Drive (2008) Lonn’s depiction of a building in tonal blues and greys conveys the coldness of concrete but juxtaposes the scene with a singular, bright orange traffic cone as its focal point. Compositionally, the painting attests to Lonn’s draftsmanship and sense of structure and balance with its diagonal separation and geometric lines that are intuitively contrasted with the arcing curb.
Lonn graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1981 and has since been exhibiting his work regularly across Canada as well as in New York and Spain. His works can be found in the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the McMaster Museum of Art as well as in many private and corporate collections. Lonn also works in the animation industry.
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto