Artwork by Guy Maddin,  Untitled (Rainbow)
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
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Guy Maddin
Untitled (Rainbow)

digital c-print
signed, dated 2016, and inscribed on the reverse “Guy Maddin Monoprint 2016”
12 x 20 ins ( 30.5 x 50.8 cms ) ( subject )

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Provenance:
Private Collection
Literature:
Mark Mann, “From a Safe Distance: Guy Maddin Stills His Lens with Collage”, “MOMUS”, July 18, 2016 [online]
The technicolour vibrancy of “Untitled (Rainbow)” marks a departure from the achromatic palette of Maddin’s films, yet the piece retains something of their cinematographic sensibility and sense of mystery. As if viewed on a screen, an enigmatic figure stands before an expansive panoramic vista, cut out to reveal a pixelated thermal heat map below. Mimicking the grain of film and the interlacing of a digital display, the contrasting surface textures of the source materials captured in the digital monoprint—itself a facsimile of a paper collage—are ciphers for the viewer to penetrate. Maddin’s recent experimentations with collage have led to two exuberant exhibitions of work in this medium: “John Ashbery & Guy Maddin: Collages” at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York (2015); and “Front Tooth & Wonderbread”, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg (2016).
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Guy Maddin
(1956)

Born in Winnipeg in 1956, Guy Maddin is an installation and internet artist, lecturer at Harvard, print journalist, author, filmmaker, and the director of innumerable short and twelve feature-length films, including The Saddest Music in the World (2003), My Winnipeg (2007), and The Forbidden Room (2015). He has mounted over seventy performances of his films throughout the world, featuring live sound effects and elements of orchestra, singing, and narration. In 2016 Maddin and co-directors Evan and Galen Johnson launched their major internet interactive work “Seances”, which enables anyone online to “hold seances with” randomly combined fragments of canonical lost films remade by the artist on sets installed in public spaces. Maddin is a two-time winner of the American National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film, for Archangel (1991) and The Heart of the World (2001). A recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba, Maddin has been recognized with many other prestigious awards, including the Telluride Silver Medal (1995), an Emmy for his ballet film Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002); and the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Persistence of Vision Award (2006).