Highway 60 Going West, 24" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas.
24" x 18" x 1.5."
"Here I was playing with light and colour to push a familiar scene to feel just slightly "off". The drama of the sky and the hill also captures - and so forever delays - the anticipation of imminent arrival. Are we there yet?
Art reveals how the artist sees the world, and, if it’s successful, changes the way the viewer sees, in turn. Art transforms a boring drive you’ve done a million times into infinite moments of painterly possibility. Art makes you look again at a truck, at the light under a brewing fall storm, at roadwork and traffic cones and say, I have to paint that or, huh, that’s art? Art is transformative, art is play, art is...transporting!"
Petra Eperjesi is a settler Canadian of Eastern European descent and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
"In my work I’m attempting to take familiar, mundane scenes, scenes one may have always taken for granted and never have thought worthy of “art”, in order to make the viewer look again. I also distort and intensify the colours so as to slightly destabilize the viewer in that gaze, to disrupt their certainty or familiarity with place, perhaps prompting the discovery of something new, whether that be attention, appreciation, awe, discomfort, or something (hopefully) I’ve not even anticipated."
The artwork is sold in perfect condition.
Includes signed certificate of authenticity.
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