Shayne Dark calls his extraordinary new series of dynamic oil paintings—'calculated chaotic colour.’ The Canadian artist is known for using expressive bold colours in his contemporary artwork. Inspired by a recent trip to Northern India and the heady vision of rich colours in that ancient land, Dark’s highly textured intersected series features hundreds of angled lines. Rendered in yellow, red, royal blue, dark green, and orange play against a neutral gray backdrop. The lines are layered and run vertically and horizontally across the canvas—a virtual web of energy and colour. Number three in a series of nine.
“When viewed from a distance, the lines look sharp, however as you get closer to the painting it becomes obvious there is a texture to each line of colour.’ Shayne Dark
Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2018, Dark has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. In 2017, Dark had a solo exhibition and an artist residency at New York’s Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The same year, he had a solo exhibition at the Albright Knox, NY.
Dark has received six Ontario Arts Council grants and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. His work may be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections worldwide.