B. Canada, 1960
The Community Series – Interconnected 2, 2013
Signed, titled and dated on the verso
Mixed media on board
153 x 122 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kelantan
RM 4,000 – RM 7,000
This painting, is as its title suggests, is a collage of interconnected theme. A flow is always present in Drew Harris’ piece. When he paints, Drew’s main concern is to have complete connection to the work. Drew doesn’t think he intentionally starts out with any high-minded artist statement but rather, it is a feeling that develops. As seen in this piece, a collage of elements and subject matters tied into one brings about unity, flow and harmony – it beckons to the viewer. The Malaysian-based Canadian studied graphic design and fine arts for six years at college and started his career as a graphic designer in Toronto. In the mid-80s, he realised that he was making more money from his paintings than graphic designs and decided to take the plunge to become a full-time artist.