Cameron, Alex

Alex Cameron
Alex 2
oil on canvas
38″ x 30″

Courtesy of: Bau-Xi Gallery
Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 6600

Eighth time participating in Art With Heart

Artist Statement

Alex Cameron was introduced to New York City’s abstract expressionist movement in the 1960s, and witnessed concurrent and equally powerful experiments in abstraction back home in Toronto, where he worked as a studio assistant for Jack bush in the mid-1970s. Cameron’s celebration of pure pigment has since characterized his canvases, with his thick painterly application that lends lively sculptural form both his energetic landscapes and non-representational studies. Cameron’s colours are unconventional, inverted, and built up in linear “ropes” of paint – often applied straight from the tube – that make surfaces hum with life.