ROBERT DMYTRUK uses painting, drawing, and mixed media to create colorful, lively, light-hearted works.
Robert has been making art for more than forty years.
Robert’s most recent body of work, the ‘polka dot series’, invites words like instinctive, fantastical, playful/whimsical and at times naively objective. They are paintings/drawings influenced by many excursions to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The local artisans and contemporary artists of that community, whose uninhibited use of pattern, colour, shape and form, implanted a vision that is projected in this new series of paintings. His work also has links to the bold patterns, colours, and mythologies associated with his Ukrainian/Polish heritage.
This exhibit includes works on canvas from his “polka dot series”, as well as collage works using paper and canvas as a constructed substrate. Dmytruk’s explores on canvas with a combination of oil, acrylic, and spray paint. His collage works include drawing infusing charcoal into this combination of paints. Patterns, textures and audacious colours are integrated into the compositions to create the spatial harmony in his work.
Previously based in Edmonton, Robert currently lives in Summerland, British Columbia where he creates full time in his studio. Additionally, he was an instructor/teacher of art at the Victoria School of Art in Edmonton. After many years of teaching he was appointed as the art curriculum consultant for the Edmonton Public School Board. He conducted art workshops and lectures for fine art teachers in Edmonton and throughout the province of Alberta.
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