Mesmerizing circles in black and white pop against a deep blue background, edged in neon yellow in this digital giclee print by modernist Burton Kramer. ‘Giclee’ is a French word that means ‘to spray’ and it refers to how an inkjet printer works to produce fine prints. Kramer explores the language of forms and sound in his work much like the 20th century European painter, Wassily Kandinsky who was renowned for his experiments with colour and music.
“To fully experience music, one needs a receptive ear. To fully experience these paintings the viewer needs to taste the color, hear, and feel the rhythms, the mood, the music.” Burton Kramer
He is one of Canada's most influential and gifted graphic designers. He designed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo in 1974. Kramer trained at Yale University (MFA), The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc), The Royal College of Art, London (Fulbright Scholar) and The State University of New York. Kramer has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts Ontario, The Order of Ontario by the Province, an Honorary Doctorate from Ontario College of Art & Design and named Member of the Order of Canada. His work is held in many private and public collections.