‘The beat goes on…’ in Burton Kramer’s lively, and colourful modernist paintings. The renowned Canadian artist and designer continues to explore the potential of visualizing music in his engaging artwork. This piece—a series of graphic lines and geometric shapes has a rhythm all its own aided visually by a vibrant colour palette. Violet, pink, green, yellow, apricot, turquoise, black and burgundy play against a neutral gray-blue background. This piece is likely named for the inventor of the modern-day synthesizer, (an electronic instrument that could create and shape sounds) Dr. Robert Moog in 1953.
“Instrumentally produced, multi-layered sound offers the listener sensory pleasure. In my paintings, color and forms, integrated in a structure-based composition, provide a similar pleasure.” 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.