John Rula – Paintings

January 8 – 31, 2016
Opening reception Friday January 8, 7-9:30pm

John Rula invitationJohn Rula is a Waterloo-based artist who uses colour to explore the contrast between the gentle and the aggressive in a harmonious play of action and stillness. Each shape and line in his work speaks to the infinite potential of combining dark and light. His abstract paintings have a frenetic energy which is underscored by a compositional balance, as only one stroke can either destroy or complete the work. According to Rula, the process of striking this balance is a profound experience which speaks to the creative act itself. “Within each painting there is now a new language that has never been spoken until this moment. The viewer may understand this language in their own way, making each person’s experience unique.”

Exhibition view of John Rula paintings
Exhibition view of John Rula paintings
John Rula painting, detail
Painting by John Rula, detail view

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