Artlink Canada is proud to present, "Reflection", a new and compelling selling exhibition celebrating contemporary portraiture paintings from a new generation of imaginative and thought-provoking artists. "Reflection" features a talented group of artists including Cristina Troufa (Portugal), Justin Hopkins (Los Angeles), Daniel Segrove (San Francisco) and Lauren Brevner (Vancouver). This exhibition showcases and re-embraces the evolution of portraiture paintings and highlights the contemporary directions that artists have taken in this genre. The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from June 8th - July 8th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery.
As the twentieth century came to a close, there was a fear that the traditional methods of portraiture had entered a permanent decline. Modern photography and video practices had now become the most accessible and popular modes of portraiture. The paintings to be showcased in "Reflection" illustrate a perfect transition from traditional to contemporary composition. Traditional portraiture is challenged in this exhibition by displaying new means of creative expression via the development of portraiture compositions and the use of non-naturalistic colors. This exhibition represents artists that embody the creative possibilities, inventiveness and originality of portraiture in the 21st century.
"Reflection" hopes for the viewers to take a moment for self-reflection and allow for personal discoveries in each one of these paintings. Though each one of us is unique as an individual, this body of work explores the similarities found in all of us and reminds us what makes us human.
*Open to the public June 8th, 2016
*Gallery hours 11.00 - 18.00 Tuesday to Saturday