Gerard Burns

One of Scotland’s most respected contemporary artists, Gerard Burn's passion for drawing and painting goes back to his childhood roots. Working with a bold palette (and on a massive scale) his canvases still manage to convey an almost domestic intimacy, possibly because he paints what he knows. Although we are presented with an image which could be described as representational, even photographic, each of the various pictorial elements also contains a deeper symbolic meaning. Whether it is wolves prowling around the legs of a small girl, a pinstriped figure on a highwire suspended above a city, a young woman standing at a water’s edge, or a child leading a black horse through a winter wilderness, each combination is intended to provoke in the viewer an emotional response, a sense of place, a feeling almost that we “have been here before”. In essence, that the whole becomes far greater than simply the sum of its parts.

 

Available artwork: 
Black Coat in Winter by Gerard Burns
Black Coat in Winter
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Walk on a Winter's Path by Gerard Burns
Walk on a Winter's Path
Oil on Canvas, 23 x 23
Loch Gallery, Toronto
View from Offstage by Gerard Burns
View from Offstage
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 16
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Over Loch Ard by Gerard Burns
Over Loch Ard
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Highlands by Gerard Burns
Highlands
Oil on Canvas, 31 x 31
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Windfall by Gerard Burns
Windfall
Oil on Canvas, 32 x 32
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Playing with Fire by Gerard Burns
Playing with Fire
Oil on Canvas, 32 x 32
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Let it Rain by Gerard Burns
Let it Rain
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Girl with Maple Leaf 2 by Gerard Burns
Girl with Maple Leaf 2
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Balancing Act by Gerard Burns
Balancing Act
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 72
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Angel by Gerard Burns
Angel
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Small Mercies by Gerard Burns
Small Mercies
Oil, 40 x 40
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Mixed Blessings by Gerard Burns
Mixed Blessings
Oil, 40 x 40
Loch Gallery, Toronto
The Forrest by Gerard Burns
The Forrest
Oil on Canvas, 39 x 47
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Angel by Gerard Burns
Angel
Oil, 38 x 38
Loch Gallery, Toronto
My Father His Father and I by Gerard Burns
My Father His Father and I
Oil, 31 x 31
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Gerard Burns
Artist origin: 
International
Artist type: 
Established living contemporary

 

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