Harold Klunder is one of my favourite contemporary Canadian artists. Last night, October 27th, 2017, the Clint Roenisch Gallery hosted the opening of Harold’s latest show, Language and Music, displaying four large paintings on linen. Deeply personal, vivid colour, raw canvas exposed, and a layering of forms. Art, in my belief is a personal expression of self and we as artists experiment and continue the journey and process of discovery. Harold currently resides much of the time in Montreal and his work is in major galleries and collections in Canada and internationally. He is one of Canada’s leading painters. This quiet, gentle persona produces the most powerful images. Fluidity of form and experience.
“A sense of the history of art (at least back to the seventeenth century) pervades Klunder’s work, but not in any derivative or historical way. His are no postmodern exercises of appropriation but something entirely internalized and personalized.” – Roald Nasgaard in his book Abstract Painting in Canada