A Canadian flag flies smartly from the top of a grey-green pole that swoops into the centre of a flat, taffy pink sky.
In this painting, the artist merges playful even irreverent elements including colour with deeply iconic imagery. Pop art inspired, the work celebrates and elevates popular, media filtered imagery. It is a unique political work from an admired Canadian artistic polymath.
Graduate of University of Toronto and the Sorbonne-Paris, Charles Pachter is a leading contemporary Canadian artist. Pachter is a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and twice a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. He has honorary Doctorate degrees from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, University of Toronto and Brock University. His paintings are in public and private collections around the world. Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian and author.