Bau-Xi is pleased to present Big Dipper, Polaris North, a body of work by renowned Canadian artist, Alex Cameron. In his latest series, Cameron continues to turn his gaze skyward in a painterly exploration of colour and texture that has defined his work for over 40 years.
Bau-Xi Toronto is pleased to present Big Dipper, Polaris North, a dynamic body of work by renowned Toronto-based artist, Alex Cameron.
In his latest series, Cameron continues his exploration of the night sky in a distinctive style that has defined his work for over 40 years. His thick, painterly application lends lively sculptural form to the energetic landscapes he creates. Not only bold and bright, Cameron’s colours are unconventional, inverted, and built up in linear “ropes” of paint, often applied straight from the tube, that make his surfaces hum with life.
Cameron was introduced to New York City’s Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1960s. He witnessed concurrent and equally powerful experiments in abstraction back home in Toronto, where he worked as a studio assistant for the late Jack Bush in the mid-1970s. Cameron's subjects—the varied landscapes of Canada, observed during his regular coast to coast travels—are not merely captured or recorded in paint, but rather honoured for their complexity; they are organic, total, and magical environments that live and grow.
Alex Cameron’s paintings have been collected extensively in Canada and abroad. Notable collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Bank of Canada, and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Art Collection.