Sean Yelland, Distant (2012)
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Both of these paintings by Toronto’s urbanist master Sean Yelland convey intrigue and a haunting sense of loneliness for different reasons. “Distant” is reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World”, while “Stop Everything” brings to mind the late night / early morning solitude evoked by Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” and “Early Sunday Morning”. These pieces by Yelland also hint at his exceptional skill with the techniques of photorealism in his art — his depictions of muted light, bokeh and blurring particularly stand out.
See more of Yelland’s outstanding work at the amazingly vibrant Ingram Gallery and on Yelland’s own site.
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Sean Yelland, Stop Everything (2013)