TONY SCHERMAN "PEACHES" PAINTING, 2000
Tony Scherman (b. 1950) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists.
The artist is renowned internationally for his work, typically executed in encaustic (one of the most difficult mediums to work in).
Still lifes are one of Scherman's signature motifs. He has repeatedly depicted them on canvas, on paper, and in graphics.
This luminous depiction of peaches is a fantastic example of Scherman's signature aesthetic and technique. Delicate licks of color illuminate the peaches and their foliage creating a sense of verisimilitude and desire from across the room. Rich, textured layers of brushwork create a sumptuously colored composition that evokes old master paintings. Many of Scherman's works from the turn of the millenium have this strikingly dark background, evocative of chiaroscuro.
Scherman frequently alludes to the grandness of past centuries, both in his subject matter (whether still life or portraitraiture) and his impressive technique of painting with encaustic. The artist is continuing a tradition propelled through art history by a diverse number of artists including Pieter Claesz, Caravaggio and Cézanne.
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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Encaustic on canvas
Signed titled and dated by the artist on verso
24"H 24"W (work)
26.5"H 26.5"W (framed)
Provenance: Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton/Vancouver
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