One of the principal Canadian artists associated with the late 1970s/early 1980s return to figuration, David Elliott is perhaps best known for his large, often monumental oil paintings on canvas. More recently, the artist has re-oriented his practice towards the making of small collage boxes, that once served as maquette studies for his paintings. Intimate, often sentimental, with a touch of dark humour, they have the appearance of vignettes from a stage or film production. Their diminutive scale belies their emotional and psychological power.
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