Tone Poem #19, 2020
Paper Collage on Aluminum Panel
26 x 17 in
Donated by the artist
Courtesy of Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art
Estimated Value: $1,900
Michael Batty is an Emily Carr University of Art + Design graduate and attended the renowned artist workshops in Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. His work can be found in collections around the world, including the Waldorf Astoria and W Guangzhou in China, Four Seasons in Dubai, and Bank of Montreal in Calgary and Toronto.
“As well as colour and music, there is a relationship between colour and language within the painted Tone Poems, with blocks of solid colour organized on a page as a poem might be. These can be sympathetic or discordant experiences. Like poetry, visual art has a limited palette of words / colours, and the meaning and feeling of the works comes from the arrangement of the individual elements. It is the emotional effect of the individual blocks of colour (words) and their relation to each other (sentences) that makes the impact on both our conscious and sub-conscious mind and the serial nature of the overall work that brings out its poetry.”
Chris Keatley – Curator, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.