TONY SCHERMAN “LANDSCAPE X” MONOPRINT, 2003
Tony Scherman (b. 1950) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. He is renowned internationally for his work, typically executed in encaustic (one of the most difficult mediums to work in).
Scherman's brooding and sumptuous images (whether contemporary, historical or allegorical) reference a range of masters, including Goya and Manet, yet his works are visceral and contemporary. Scherman's allusions to both history, and the history of visual art, are constants in his oeuvre.
This work is a fantastic example of Scherman's mastery as a printmaker. The landscape features heavily textured foliage surrounded by a blank white background, together creating a melancholic, historical atmosphere. Anchored in the middle of the work is a similarly stark path that wraps around the trees, adding an air of mystery to the environment.
This work, a monoprint etching, is a rare affordable entry point for a young collector interested in Tony Scherman.
Scherman’s work can be found in nearly every public collection in Canada, as well as many international museums including LACMA (Los Angeles) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).
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Signed by the artist.
Canada, circa 2003
Very good condition.
Provenance: The Tony Scherman Studio
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