Jonathan Hlibka - NEW WORK
Opening for TIFF 2013, visual artist Jonathan Hlibka is having a public exhibition of digital and canvas pieces. “New Work” represents a further exploration of portraits abstracted into simple colour and shape. The art will be shown at Studio Event Theatre located at 333 King Street West starting September 5, 2013 to coincide with TIFF and running through to October 1.
The artist selected the subjects of the portraits are a mix of know actors and personal friends. There are portraits of Carry Mulligan, Shabana Azmi, Lisa Ray, Rakel Helboe, among many others.
“My art has always been a dialogue between myself and the medium. It pushes back and teaches me about itself, tells me when I’ve made a mistake, and shows me how I see it and myself. New Work has taken me out of my comfort zone compelling me to look deeper into my emotional reaction colour and shapes.”