Montreal based artist Hailey Guzik creates expressive paintings that employ perceptual illusions to explore the interactions of natural and manufactured landscapes.
Constructed by each individual mark that Guzik applies to the canvas, the landscapes radiate a sense of assemblage, like a collage of brush marks. The buildup of texture with paint is contrasted with the flatness of the image, with depth indicated subtly through colourful gradients. This impasto and evidence of the scraping away of paint contribute to a strong sense of materiality present in Guzik's work. The paintings themselves act as investigations into their own construction.
Hailey Guzik's work challenges perceptions of the traditional landscape painting. We love these rich, colourful vistas that are bursting with their own curiosity.