Casablanca

Carl White,
Calgary, AB

Size

36" x 36"

Medium

oil on canvas

Casablanca is born of poetry. Reverberations are experienced, established, and reconciled in the figurative manipulations of paint. While alluding to the grand tradition of Romanticism, as well as Kantian notions of the sublime, Casablanca is simultaneously working towards a neoteric realization of beauty.

Casablanca

Carl White,
Calgary, AB

About the artist
About the artist

Carl White
Calgary, AB

Carl White was born in Liverpool, England in 1969. He Studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design from 1989 to 1992 in Calgary. His paintings and drawings have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions across Canada since 1992 and reside in numerous private collections nationally and internationally. White currently lives and works in Calgary where he is exceedingly active in the art scene, as well as the community.

“In the way that a poet would seek to understand language with the goal of approaching the sublime, I have tried to understand painting with similar purpose—to move towards a truth. The tools of a painter are akin to that of a poet, words and their placement, language and its rhythm. I am painting poems, images that dance between realism and abstraction, text and flesh, with the hope that the viewer experiences rather than views.”

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