This ‘celebration’ of love by Canadian Burton Kramer is both playful and elegant in its simplicity. Small pink hearts are rendered in a precise geometric pattern of squares that pop against a backdrop of bright green. A modernist, Kramer’s expressive work often plays with geometric shapes enhanced by a lively colour palette.
“My style... in art is based on what is now a lifetime of study, experience and critical looking at everything. As Costanada wrote in Conversations with Don Juan... "how does she dance? She dances with everything she has. That's how she sees." 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.
This square serigraph (silkscreen) is number 37 in an edition of 70 and is unframed.