Robert Sim is notorious for avoiding the discussion of his work. For him visual art is a language of its own which requires no explanation. Outlook is the manifestation of Robert Sim’s diverse approaches to landscape and nude paintings. They invite the viewer to realize their own interpretations.
Sim’s landscapes capture muted harmonies of the prairie landscape. He incorporates the impressionist’s sense of shimmering light to draw focus on carefully chosen details while alluding to the qualities of the broad scene. Playing with focus and soft edges, Sim paints the world as one sees it, not how it is.
The oil landscapes of Sim’s summer works reveal his ability to transform flowing pigments into graceful idyllic scenes. Views of sunlight skipping on brooks or reflecting objects along the banks, leave the viewer feeling warm. His winter landscapes use light in a similar fashion, saving the viewer from winter’s depressive capacity. It is in works such as Spring Ice, that Sim’s animated brushwork and talent for capturing spirited sunlight inspires the urbanite viewer to long for the country.
In contrast to his landscapes, Sim’s nude work is precise, giving time to numerous media, notably pastel and charcoal. Inscribing the body within modernity, he is decisively observant of the human form. Sim works to depict the body with absolute truth, whether the subjects are men or women. His touching and thoroughly investigative paintings capture our most private thoughts and emotions.
ABOUT GUREVICH FINE ART @ MCNALLY ROBINSON
Gurevich Fine Art and McNally Robinson Booksellers have partnered to create the gallery space: Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson. The partnership is the culmination of a passion for art, intellect and culture to be enjoyed in one collective space. The relationship is based on the shared belief that reading and art are integral for an observant, imaginative and rewarding life.
Three years ago McNally Robinson owners Paul and Holly McNally realized there was a gap in the Winnipeg art scene. There were very few commercial spaces for artists to show and sell their work. It was from this realization that they created the Small Works Series for the Prairie Ink Café in McNally Robinson’s Grant Park location. Independently, Howard Gurevich had come to the same conclusion and he created the gallery Gurevich Fine Art. Winnipeg based painter Keith Wood introduced the McNally’s and Gurevich, and their synergy created the plan for further development of the of Winnipeg’s artistic community.
Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson specializes in highlighting gifted artists primarily from Winnipeg. Each month a curated exhibit will feature smaller scale works from different a different artist.
Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson is located in Winnipeg’s Grant Park Shopping Centre close to major transit routes and minutes away from the iconic Corydon Avenue and Osborne Village.
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