Tiko Kerr - Elegance in FauvismSaturday, May 25, 2019
My cheerful demeanour is because I am a survivor. I have been given back my life. Same as if you rescue a dog from the SPCA. They turn out to be the best pet imaginable because they face their imminent death.
Tiko Kerr on being alive
For more than a quarter of a century I’ve had the extreme privilege of having the most playful, joyful mature and childlike relationship that I can possibly imagine.
Tiko Kerr on husband Craig
Rowing is one of the most poetic and taxing experiences whereby proceeding in one direction you are watching the waters where you have just come from.
On May 8th a friend and I attended an opening and artist talk at the Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver.
Reframed: Painting and Collage by Tiko Kerr represented a complete turnaround in another direction of the Kerr paintings he is so well known for. Look up Fauvism and Surrealist Abstraction for info on his new direction!
That Kerr had a one man show at a beautiful gallery and the fact that I was sitting behind Ian Wallace marks for me two positive aspects, one for me and one for Kerr.
It would seem that the stuffy (my opinion) milieu of Vancouver art with Kerr onboard will no longer be so stuffy, remote and perhaps with a tad less conceptual art (the kind you cannot buy and hang on your wall). That is good for Kerr. For me it was a happy occasion to see a friend make it in our city and to do it with grace, little incomprehensible art speak, low key, selfless joy, an elegant style and most important, with his nose firmly at the same angle as the horizon.
The crux of the talk was to find out that in the last one and a half year (all the work in the show is from that output) he discovered his new direction from his collages. Looking at his collages he saw them as leading to the painting he subsequently worked on.
|My fave - Sea of Tranquility - 2017|