A modern and contemporary fine art feature at IDS Vancouver, Collect provides a platform for local and international artists and galleries to display their works to over 38,000+ attendees. Attracting a sophisticated market of art and design enthusiasts, Collect is also the place to network with a diverse and well-connected group of fellow creatives.
Below are the artists that are exhibiting at Collect in 2018.
Donna Giraud is a contemporary abstract artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Self taught, her large scale, abstract acrylic paintings emerge entirely from her emotions. She defies the historic rules of art. Her unique and recognizable use of heavy texture and composition evokes conversation and challenges the viewer to go on a visual journey.
Inspired by Jackson Pollock and driven by a desire for raw authentic self-expression, Kim delves into his innermost thoughts and galvanizes them into abstract works of acrylic on canvas. A passionate supporter of the arts for decades through his family and business, it took years for Kim to finally give himself the time and space to explore his own talents. Working out of Emily Carr University on Granville Island, he has developed a dramatic self-taught style all his own. Unafraid of failure, he chases bold ideas with a feverish passion and deeply rooted need to create.
Jenn Williamson’s intuitive sense of composition and colour are evident in each body of work she unveils; from serene & subtle to bold and compelling, her work is truly distinct. Jenn’s style is a striking convergence of texture, colour, and luxurious patinas. She allows intuition to guide her creative process and does not rely on reference photos to inspire her work. Painting is a spiritual response; the end result of living authentically and being in tune with the gift of creativity she cherishes.
Having explored a variety of art mediums such as collage, resin, oils, and acrylics, Linda Klippenstein has chosen to work and play primarily with resin for the past few years. Her works showcase the beautiful intensity and depth of resin as a result of pouring and mixing multiple layers of resin and paints.
Stefany Hemming makes paintings charged with vital energy. They are the result of a fluid process of manipulating paint into large-scale works informed by the natural world. Inspired by urban weeds, mid-century gestural abstraction and ancient calligraphy, her complex networks interweave the generative and the entropic.
Synnove is fascinated by the restorative power of beauty and it’s balm on the anxiety of modern life. Her current work is asking the question: Does the natural world embody beautiful ideas? She is exploring shapes and light and their relationship with transition and memory. Abstract landscapes, city structures and botanical elements find their way into many of her compositions.
Valerie Capewell opened her design business in 1989 – Capewell Design and Contemporary Art Studios. “It is always exciting to watch work take on a life of its own. I begin with the end in mind, and always land in a different place.” – Valerie Capewell