Artwork by Robert Linsley,  Untitled

Robert Linsley
Untitled

watercolour on 300lb sanders paper
signed and dated 2010 lower left
22 x 30 ins ( 55.9 x 76.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Sold for $708.00
Sale date: September 26th 2018

Provenance:
Private Collection
Exhibited:
“Robert Linsley - A Geomorphic Fantasy”, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, January 14 - March 20, 2010
Literature:
Valerie Hill, “Remembering Robert Linsley”, The Record, February 11, 2017 [online]
Robert Linsley’s watercolours, such as “Untitled”, contain a beautiful and delicate quality of transparency. Composed of overlapping transparent stains of colour, mosaic-like fields form according to the logic of liquid finding its way onto paper. Shapes touch, overlap and blend into each other, forming a harmonious and spontaneous colour palette on a sheet of paper.

Framing for this lot generously supplied by Superframe.

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Robert Linsley
(1952 - 2017)

Robert Linsley, was known for his colourful abstract paintings, in addition to writing and teaching. Originally born in Winnipeg, Linsley moved to Vancouver, where he later studied at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. The artist then moved to Kitchener to teach at the University of Waterloo in 2002. "Robert was an exceptional artist, writer, critic and theorist," said Bogusky, former director general of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, "...He also inspired great enthusiasm from his students." Linsley had solo exhibitions of his work in Germany, Spain and across Canada and his work was part of group exhibitions in New York City and Berlin. His art is included in public collections across Canada. Linsley was also a popular speaker at art symposiums, as he was highly regarded as an innovative and influential figure in the Canadian art world.