LOUIS DE NIVERVILLE, R.C.A.
mixed media on board
stamped “L. DE NIVERVILLE” on the reverse
32 ins x 35 ins; 81.3 cms x 88.9 cms
A self-taught artist, Louis de Niverville worked as a graphic designer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto which led him to develop a formidable technique, particularly with collage. His work is characterized by fresh and provocative imagery, a world in which fantasy and nightmare collide. The visionary world of de Niverville appears in the mixed media composition Desert Holiday, where multiple characters are illustrated in a vibrant scene al fresco. The work’s two-dimensionality and abundance of texture create an engaging dream world that is simultaneously static as if frozen in time.
Louis de Niverville has been exhibiting across Canada and the United States since the mid-1980s. He has worked on many commissions and murals including the Bentall Centre (Vancouver), a mural for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto Transit Commission, among others. He is featured in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada; Museé d’art contemporain de Montréal; Art Gallery of Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), and the Coca Cola Company in Toronto.
De Niverville, Louis. Saatchi Art. Accessed March 07, 2015. http://www.saatchiart.com/louisdeniverville.
Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
Department: Canadian Fine Art