Yelland, Sean

  • Home:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Title:
    Flo
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    81 x 71 cm
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This portrait is of my friend Florian. The first time I met him I knew I wanted to paint him. He has great style and character and is a gentleman in the truest sense. As we were walking down an alley one day I spotted this caged window and had him pose in front of it. I liked the way the pattern in the bricks, the cage and his hat all echoed each other and made for an interesting composition. I have always enjoyed frames within frames and it works in this piece to concentrate the viewers gaze to the subjects face. There is a quietness to this painting that reflects Florian’s own personality yet, the hard materials surrounding him add a sense of world weariness and strength, which are also attributes I have learned about him over the two years I have known him.


EDUCATION:

1985-89

Ontario College of Art, General Studies program.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Ingram Gallery: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003.
Painted City Gallery: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1996.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2003-2010

Toronto International Art Fair


2001-2010

Ingram Gallery


2000-2002

Edward Day gallery


AWARDS:

2002

Ontario Arts council exhibition grant


1998

Ontario College of Art experimental photography grant


1985-89

Imperial Oil full tuition scholarship for academic excellence


EMPLOYMENT:

1995-98

Worked with a group of artists creating large paintings for internationally known artist Frank Stella.

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