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Man with Hat, 2017


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Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield

Single piece Dated Titled


40.64 x 40.64 cm
16.00 x 16 in








  • About the work

Using layers of thick, expressive brushwork, solid colors and slightly flattened space, the artist has created an elegant portrait of a man in black shirt and white sun hat. The simple, modern forms outlined in black on an indigo ground emphasizes the stillness of the oil portrait on canvas that is reminiscent of the work of Jean Paul Lemieux. Hornyak's work also reveals the influence of the modern French Fauvist masters including Henri Matisse and Andre Derain. Dubbed "fauve" or wild beast by the media, these early 20th century painters were known for their vivid even potent colors and energetic brushwork. Equally, Hornyak's work takes inspiration from the German expressionist painters such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Die Brucke, the metaphoric "bridge". Like Kirchner's expressive later work, Hornyak's canvases may remind us of the impermanence of existence. Her restless approach to painting has meant a reworking of their oil surfaces over time, some of which are as thick as a centimetre. The quiet anonymity of the portrait thus becomes a testament to the human condition.

Framed size 53.34 × 53.34 cm.

About the Artists

Grimsby, United Kingdom

B. Grimsby, UK, inspired by German Expressionism and the French Fauvist masters such as Matisse, Jennifer Hornyak is known for her still life and figurative paintings rendered in vivid colours with rich textured surfaces – surfaces that are created over time through many glazed layers. Hornyak was born in England where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art. In 1961, she moved to Montreal where she studied at McGill University, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Centre Saidye Bronfman. 

Hornyak has exhibited throughout North America and Europe including the Paris World Exhibition in 1987 where her work was shown alongside that of Modigliani, Picasso and van Dongen. Hornyak’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections including Bombardier Transport, Burroughs Welcome, McCarthy Tétrault, Power Corporation and Hyatt Regency Hotel. 

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Bloomfield, 2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1

Since 2004, we have sought out, represented and exhibited exceptional contemporary artists. The majority are mid-career and senior Canadian artists who have received international recognition for their talents. We actively seek out interesting paintings and sculptures and add new ones to our website every week. We offer complimentary shipping for most works ...

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