Insight—Coastal Pool 1.01

Keith Chisholm,
Cowichan Bay, BC

Size

48" x 48"

Medium

Acrylic polymer on mounted oak panel

Insight—Coastal Pool 1.01 is based on developed imagery from several mountainous and coastal origins: lichens, pebbles, rock, flora, stone and the spatial relationships between these objects. Drawing on the idea of sensory memory, Keith’s process involves harnessing visceral emotional experiences from the natural environment back into the realm of the artist studio. Through colour and texture, Keith activates the landscape with a sense of immediacy.

Insight—Coastal Pool 1.01

Keith Chisholm,
Cowichan Bay, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Keith Chisholm
Cowichan Bay, BC

Keith is an artist based between Genoa Bay, Vancouver Island and Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. His paintings are largely based on imagery found within the vast Canadian landscape from the East Coast of Newfoundland to the West Coast ofVancouver Island and to the far north. He employs a square format for most of his body of works, which assume no dominant horizon line. The orientation of each painting is freely determined by the viewer and invites explorational play. With a focus on process, Keith engages with dominant discourses of contemporary painting. He re-ignites early Abstract Expressionism through a keen interest in gestural painting while actively exploring and expanding the Canadian landscape tradition. Today as a practicing abstract painter, Keith’s artistic focus and exploration continues to concentrate on his personal interpretation and visual expression of the temperate, arctic and coastal landscapes.

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