Medium

John Hartman creates complex landscape and cityscape paintings inspired by the natural environment of his native Canada and the formal qualities of German Expressionism. The artist paints in a thick, energetic impasto to craft compositions from an aerial perspective. Toeing the line between abstraction and representation, he often incorporates narrative and figurative elements into his vividly colored skies. Regardless of subject, Hartman’s paintings always highlight the impermanence of humanity.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Nicholas Metivier Gallery at Art Toronto 2020Nicholas Metivier Gallery
2019
The ContemporariesRumi Galleries
2017
Christina Parker Gallery at Art Toronto 2017Christina Parker Gallery
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Study For Wesleyville, 2001

Pastel on BFK Reeves paper
20 × 40 in
50.8 × 101.6 cm
Location
St.John's
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Medium

John Hartman creates complex landscape and cityscape paintings inspired by the natural environment of his native Canada and the formal qualities of German Expressionism. The artist paints in a thick, energetic impasto to craft compositions from an aerial perspective. Toeing the line between abstraction and representation, he often incorporates narrative and figurative elements into his vividly colored skies. Regardless of subject, Hartman’s paintings always highlight the impermanence of humanity.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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