Master watercolourist Warren Hoyano presents his contemporary version of this historic medium by revealing the underworld of shadows, stains, marks, and abstract traces from the quotidian. The artist’s inventive technique is a substractive process in which pigment is applied and then water is used to mimic the natural processes of erosion and aging. Deliberate and accidental effects are exposed in a similar refrain of the patterns of daily life. The result is delicate wash-like passages that rest beside dark, opaque areas. The feeling of time and process are evident in the work as light and dark seem to float, while scale and illusion shapeshift in a Rorschach inkblot guessing game.
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario