Kevin Sonmor: "The Utilitarians"
|Sonmor, "Fourth Easy Marker", 2014, 54 x 60 in.|
In his new body of work, "The Utilitarians", Sonmor muses on the conventions of historical subjects including marine, romantic landscapes and vanitas still-lifes. Sonmor uses these familiar historical practices, though slightly shifting many of their known properties, such as colour or space. The resulting paintings celebrate these historical subjects, in today's culture. Sonmor captures the feeling of Northern European still-lifes and Vanitas studies, rendering images in hues and shades of feeling while still carrying a distinctive contemporary edge.
|Sonmor, "The Iberian Study 2", 2014, 54 x 60 in.|