Lot 13      
Dana Slijboom


Forever Yours
2020
oil on canvas
16” x 14” framed
Estimate $1,200


Framed by Superframe

Courtesy of the artist


Through their flagrant oversimplification of the familiar, Dana Slijboom’s paintings reveal a hallmark of Expressionism—the invocation of subjective emotion over a fixed meaning or representation. Slijboom responds to archetypal imagery and scenes through digital sketch, before reproducing it on canvas with flat coloured shapes bordered by raised or taped edges. The highly composed and meticulous application of basic imagery gestures toward Slijboom’s expressive attempts at a light-hearted control over the conflicting states of anxiety and humour that each symbol presents. Slijboom is a Canadian-Dutch artist living and working in Toronto. She holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), and has been included in multiple group exhibitions in both Canada and Europe as well as multiple solo exhibitions in Toronto. In 2019, her most recent solo exhibition was presented at Erin Stump Projects.