Ethiopian-born, France-educated and now celebrated Vancouver-based artist, Yared Nigussu is gaining recognition in Canada and internationally.
In a cool-jewel toned colour palette, the painter conveys a sense of movement through a creative approach that visually evokes energy.
From May 3 to May 17, the Kurbatoff Gallery will be presenting the solo exhibition of Vancouver-based artist Yared Nigussu. An opening reception with the artist on attendance will take place on May 5th from 2pm to 4pm.
Dense and lushly painted, Yared Nigussu’s expressive gestures capture the complexity of the bustling city life, the majestic presence of wild animals, and the solidarity of forests. The artist employs great detail in alluding to architectural and organic forms through the loose use of his brush that enable him to paint dynamic compositions full of life.
In a cool-jewel toned colour palette, the painter conveys a sense of movement through a creative approach that visually evokes energy. Nigussu brings attention to the linear and structural components of his subject while also juxtaposing that imagery with the colourful gestures of his brushstrokes. The artist’s painterly approach tends to be both organic and geometric at the same time; he uses rectangular shapes but injects personality into each and every single one of them. Thus, the uniqueness of his technique creates a continuing flow, where the expressiveness of the subject is captured in motion. OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 5th, FROM 2 TO 4 PM.