JACK CHAMBERS "OLGA AT THE SOUTH POLE" INK ON PAPER, 1965
Jack Chambers (1931-1978) is a renowned Canadian artist with international acclaim for his painting, filmmaking, and significant contributions to art theory.
A wanderlust, Chambers spent his young adulthood traveling throughout Europe before landing in Madrid to pursue a formal education at the prestigious Escuela Central de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. The years spent in Spain had a profound impact on Chambers, informing both his personal and professional life.
Upon returning to Canada in 1961, Chambers developed a deep admiration for the blossoming Canadian art scene and established the London Regionalism movement alongside fellow artists including Greg Cunroe, Tony Urquhart, and Murray Favro. Together, they championed their hometown of London, Ontario by focusing on / promoting local life and in their art, activism, and loyalty.
In 1969, Chambers authored the article "Perceptual Realism", which expounded his artistic practice by the same name. Perceptual realism puts emphasis on the sensory experience of his work, prioritizing the essence of the content rather than the grade of its realistic rendering.
This intimate work on paper features the artist's wife, Olga, who is a recurring muse throughout his oeuvre. With the lightest touch, Chambers renders Olga and the surrounding wildlife with a delicate pointillist technique. Chambers captures the essence of his subjects through a culmination of tiny dots, exercising a high degree of control and intention with each intricate detail.
Chambers' work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2012. His work is celebrated in major public collections across Canada including the National Gallery, Museum London, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, to name a few.
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"Olga at the South Pole"
Ink on paper
12"H 17.5"W (work)
18.75"H 23.75"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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