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Rose Blanche Avec Nappe, 2017


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Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield

Single piece Dated Titled


45.72 x 96.52 cm
18.00 x 38 in








  • About the work

Roses of white and indigo in a tall orange vase are framed by passages of green, sky blue, walnut brown and grey dotted with black. The vertical format of the work and flattened space enhances the abstract quality of this expressive still life. The bold colours and flattened picture plane in Hornyak's work reveal 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 constant reworking of their oil surfaces over time, some of which are as thick as a centimetre. The impermanent bouquet thus becomes a kind of momento mori, a testament to the human condition.

Framed size 106.68 × 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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