Visual poetry is what comes to mind as I contemplate the highly saturated colors and rich textures of Bob Kebic’s impressionistic landscape compositions. His paintings are truly exquisite and are reminiscent of the outdoors imagery popularized by certain of the Group of Seven artists, particularly that of Tom Thomson. However, Kebic’s imaginative canvases reflect a contemporary sensibility by incorporating a subtle cubist stylization of distinctive squared-off “blocks” and edges within many of his works.
As this small sampling indicates, Kebic notably only titles his paintings with numbers, an approach that he regards as allowing each viewer to bring their own experiences of nature and landscape scenery to a piece without being overly influenced by a title that is tied to a location or that is otherwise suggestive.
You can see more of Kebic’s inspiring paintings at his official artist site and at the gallery sites for Toronto and Winnipeg’s Mayberry Fine Art and White Rock, B.C.’s White Rock Gallery.
(Image credits: Bob Kebic)
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I always look forward to your blogs!!! 🙂
Stephanie, thanks! (And ditto.) . 🙂
That is a good way to describe these.
The cubist element is so unexpected in paintings with such textured brush strokes.
Thanks for sharing these great pieces with us, Bret.
These are great pieces. I usually read a post and maybe comment and then move on. I’m going to save this one for a while to come back and look at these paintings again – and maybe again.
I looks to me like copies inspired from the Group of Seven (1920-1934). Very beautiful no doubt. Also a popular misconception Tom Thompson died in 1917 and was an inspiration in his natural landscapes for those who would form later in 1920 the Group of Seven. He was not part of that group. The National Gallery in Ottawa has a large collection of Group of Seven paintings well worth seeing.
Larry, thanks for sharing these details. 🙂
I did think it was Group of Seven; these are amazing!
His work is definitely Group of Seven-like.
Impressionist impasto in the manner of stained glass. They are lovely pieces.
Very textured. 🙂
What a lot of talent this guy has!!
Hi, Anneli, very much so. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this artwork that is beautiful and inspiring 🌝🎨
I little reminiscent of Emily Carr at some places on the canvases. Where was he from?
Hi Elizabeth, he’s originally from Ontario and lives there now as well.
The very last picture is my favourite, but they are all very striking.
That last one is lovely!
Love this artists work! I really enjoy your posts on artists.
Julie, thanks! 🙂
Wow! Love this work…
Hi, June, it’s terrific! 🙂
They certainly are vibrant and alive. Keep these posts coming, Brett.
Wonderful art !!!!!!!
Stunning use of color!
Beautiful art! I love to view the exhibits at the Honolulu Museum of Art, which is quite comprehensive.
Oh wow. thank you for sharing these. I am almost drunk on the colours Bob is using, and inspired to re-paint the landscape I’m currently working on…..
His colors are wonderful! Keep painting! 🙂
Absolutely wonderful… such vibrancy!
A feast for the eyes! I love the use of color.
Fallen in love with so much about these paintings. It’s an artist that I know little about but will certainly research him and the Group of Seven more
Hi, Emma, wonderful!
Spectacular images and words.
Looks like you haven’t posted in several month. I was wondering why I didn’t have notifications.
For some reason, I liked this art. I suppose people often feel that way.
Just been taking a break for perspective. Will probably pick the “pen” back up soon.
Good to hear. 🙂
I enjoy your posts.
Wow! These are amazing. I’ve lived in Canada most my life and I’m familiar with the Group of Seven which I love. These paintings are something else – I’m envious of anyone who understands color and it’s clear that Kebic does.
Martina, so true. Hope you stay well.
Such inspiring work. My favourite is No. 2143. Yours?
Hi, Virginia, 2143 is striking for sure. For me, it’s a toss-up between 2143 and 2136. 🙂
Yes group of seven I see the similarities. This was lovely
You got skills! 👍🏽
loved reading this!
This is amazing! We drove through Northern Ontario, and I saw signs on the road “Group of Seven Scenic Route” I was a beautiful site!