Barry Allikas is a Montreal-based painter who is one of the strongest exponents of post-painterly abstraction in Canada. His hard-edge line is widely known for its immaculate perfectionism, as well as its wide-ranging flexibility, and his use of it across a broad array of compositional ideas. Allikas incorporates unusual information, influences and ideas into his practice, extending the Plasticien language and style in a unique and fresh manner. As a colourist, Allikas is bold and decisive, but also capable of quiet lyricism, and subtler, more tonal passages, often juxtaposed with areas of saturated chroma, creating powerful and beautiful effects.
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