Featured Artist Kirk Sutherland

Kirk Sutherland creates two and three-dimensional works, surrendering control in an effort to consolidate both intuitive and conscious thought. To see more of his work, please visit his website.

 

"Blood Orange" Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24" x 24" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blood Orange” Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24″ x 24″

 

I am a Toronto based artist and writer. I graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in 1991 from the Faculty of Experimental Arts.

 

"Feathers At The Crossroads"Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24" x 24" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Feathers At The Crossroads”Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24″ x 24”

 

I have been represented by many galleries for over twenty five years. Many of my paintings and constructions are represented in both private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.

 

"Time Device Reprise" Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24" x 24" by artist Kirk Sutherland

“Time Device Reprise” Acrylic on Wood and Masonite, 24″ x 24″

 

My creative process links and consolidates both intuitive and conscience realities. My paintings and constructions do not attempt to imitate life realistically, but instead, encompass the energy and the essence of consciousness.

 

"Blush" Acrylic on Canvas, 48" × 32"

“Blush” Acrylic on Canvas, 48″ × 32″

 

Within my art making process I surrender a degree of control, precariously dwelling within the factors of random and chance.

 

"Lavender" Acrylic on Canvas, 42" x 31" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lavender” Acrylic on Canvas, 42″ x 31″

 

Consciously or otherwise, there is a nondescript tension that reverberates through my work between the constructive lucid realities, and the unpredictable and spontaneous entities as well. The two predominant elements within the body of my work pivot between my sensibility to color, and my use of depth and space within the picture plane.

 

"Indian Pomelo" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 31" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Indian Pomelo” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 31″

 

Along with creating two-dimensional art pieces, I have been building three-dimensional works since I was at OCAD. My relief constructions are influenced by architectonics, the act of fabrication, and the juxtaposition between the synthetic manufactured sphere and that of the plasmic, organic elements of nature.

 

"Flight Path" Acrylic on Canvas, 29" x 29" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flight Path” Acrylic on Canvas, 29″ x 29″

 

I am seminally influenced by numerous art movements: Abstract Expressionism, The Colorfield Movement, Constructivism, and Lyrical Abstraction as well as many movements from my native country Canada.

 

"Lower Latitudes" Acrylic on Masonite, 24" x 24" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lower Latitudes” Acrylic on Masonite, 24″ x 24″

 

I am also influenced by a myriad of artists including: Hans Hofmann, Henri Matisse, and Claude Monet as well as many Canadian artists including my college professors Paul Sloggett, Daniel Solomon, and Graham Coughtry.

 

"Signs From Columba" Acrylic on Masonite, 24" x 24" by artist Kirk Sutherland. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Signs From Columba” Acrylic on Masonite, 24″ x 24″

 

I am a highly prolific artist and continue to evolve creatively in my studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

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