Richard Ahnert

Unseen, oil on canvas, 26" x 36"

Unseen, oil on canvas, 26" x 36"

Richard Anhert will be having a solo exhibition at WALL SPACE, Far & Wide, between September 9th and 21st, 2017. Join us on Saturday, September 9th from 5-7pm to toast the artist and celebrate his newest body of work.

In his newest series “Far and Wide”, Richard Ahnert further explores the Canadiana narrative. The body of work continues to invoke the nostalgic romanticism of the wildlife and people that make this vast land home. 

The show draws heavily on Canadian iconography and nature symbolism. Like in most of Ahnert’s work, animals are shown as oddly displaced from their habitats and realities. Voluntary or forced, their departure preludes a new social order, one that is marked by the inevitable displacement and subdual of animal life via humans.

This series poignantly emphasizes the sanctity of our precious Canadian land and its inhabitants, while also alluding to the harsh realities that inevitably follow from human intervention. The work not only celebrates our glorious heritage and the beauty of the Canadian landscape, but often reminds us of our own folly. 

Richard graduated with honours from the Arts York Program at Unionville HS with a Major in Visual Arts and went on to study Computer Design and Technical Illustration at York University and Seneca College, graduating with the Presidents Honour Roll for Highest Academic Achievement.  He enjoyed a successful career as a graphic designer before he began exhibiting his personal work 5 years ago.

Richard has exhibited his paintings in shows and galleries in Toronto and New York.  His award winning work can be found in private and corporate collections in North America and Europe.  Richard works from his home studio in Toronto.

Visit Richard Anhert's website here.

Prices range from $450-5150CAN