Finely detailed black hexagons appear to move rhythmically around the canvas 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 prints. Kramer explores the language of forms and sound in his work much like the 20thcentury 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 explores the language of visual forms and sound much like the 20th century European painter Wassily Kandinsky, renowned for his experiments with colour and music. Kramer 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.