Toronto, ON Canada
jeudi 21 avril 2011 ‐ dimanche 8 mai 2011
The visual pleasure exuded by Viviane Case-Fox's large scale florals and landscapes will have a lasting positive effect on viewers as they encounter the work of this Montreal artist. Over time, Case-Fox's oil paintings have become more abstract as her artistic language develops to create expressionist compositions that pulse with energy. The brilliant pigment combinations that fill her palette bring a burst of harmonious colour to her canvases.
Born in the North-East of Montreal in 1950 to Hungarian parents, Viviane's career slowly evolved from the fashion industry to the world of visual arts. She draws inspiration from her strong family bonds; her husband, her children, her mother and sisters. Each piece she creates adheres to the pure emotional source which moves her at that moment. Her goal is to translate these feelings into a pictorial melody that can reverberate onto others and bring joy to their lives.
Uncovering the traces left by her brushes, paint knife and spatula is a process worth experiencing. Each stroke that Case-Fox applies bears the confidence of her creative vision. Her generous application of paint is lucid and spontaneous. The viewer can experience the sense of satisfaction and pleasure that the artist, herself attains from painting. There is a clear direction of movement that allows the eye to dance across the surface as it takes in all the wonderful details of uncontrived brushwork.
Case-Fox's paintings are ageless, neither modern nor ancient. The artist is not searching to renew the act of painting: rather she tries to render, in her own way, powerful pictures created with as much skill and sensitivity as possible. She brings playfulness and dynamism to the simplicity of a common subject. We can see traces of the greatest painters in history in her canvasses.