“Davidson’s art is not in between art object and material culture: it is contemporary, and its modern hybridity is culturally specific with universal appeal. His untitled acrylic paintings, one on paper (1997) [above] and the other on canvas (1999), are similar in their use of colour and form. Their primary colours recall the reductive look of a Mondriaan painting without its right-angle geometry; their split forms have a simplicity that make them visually comfortable, their painterly qualities achieved with diluted paint.”
“A Context for Haida Abstraction” by Robert Houle, page 53-54, Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge
CM, OBC, RCA
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Robert Davidson is one of the most decorated Canadian artists today. He has received such prestigious awards as the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
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