Divertimento #2

More Works By Burton Kramer Acrylic on Panel 2022
24 × 36 in 60.96 × 91.44 cm
25 × 37 in 63.5 × 93.98 cm

About Divertimento #2

This lyrical abstract painting—bold in colour, line and form is by Burton Kramer. Internationally renowned as a fine graphic designer, the Canadian artist brings the same precision and intuitive sense of colour and shape to his artwork.
This composition is composed of graphic elements that appear to dance around the canvas. Kramer is known for his eclectic colour palette—this piece is rendered in a delightful mix of greens, blues, pinks, yellow, mellow and red. In Italian, ‘divertimento’ means ‘diversion’ or ‘amusement’ and in this case refers to the musical genre that is both light and entertaining. Kramer often names his work after musical terms. One of a series.

“Instrumentally produced, multi-layered sound offers the listener sensory pleasure. In my paintings, color and forms, integrated into a structure-based composition, provide a similar pleasure.” Burton Kramer.

“Working in the rich vein of geometric abstraction, Kramer creates pieces that seem so perfectly executed that it is as though they have been dreamed into existence.”
Liz Wylie Curator Kelowna Art Gallery

Burton Kramer was born in New York City in 1932. He is renowned for designing 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 was named a Member of the Order of Canada. His work has been exhibited in galleries internationally and is held in many private and public collections.