During a recent walk I noted a stone construct in a small park among trees and grass that appeared to be emitting smoke or a spray. Closer examination revealed a sculpture constructed in the form of a henge from raw, bruised rocks as torn from the earth, supporting a similar stone slab. From inside of this structure a fine spray of water was being emitted by a light breeze that had first appeared to be the 'Smoke' that I had noticed. While examining this piece of sculpture I noted that rainbows appeared and disappeared to the movement of the wind, creating a beautiful contrasting delicate play of the colours against the solid grey/orange hardness of the stones. It was as if the whole sculpture was pulsing with a magical life of its own.
A Montreal artist - Originally from the United Kingdom, and retiring after 43 years in Canada, Chris Riley attended Concordia University, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (2001).
He has always been interested in the dynamics of colour, and the variety and subtlety of the colours provided by nature in its many moods. This has provided him with a path of exploration in abstract form. His art revolves around the seductiveness, and vibrancy of colour, the play of warmth and coolness, light and darkness, and the juxtaposition of coloured shapes and forms that provide a dynamic, yet rhythmic experience for the viewer. A further area of exploration and never ending challenge, is the expression of the human figure, with all its...
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