Samara Shuter at artagallery

Toronto-based artist Samara Shuter has a solo show opening tonight at artagallery in the Distillery District. Go and check it out!

From the artist’s website:

Inspired by symmetrical lines and vibrant colors, Artist Samara Shuter’s work juxtaposes her often abstract backgrounds with her more figurative foreground drawings in two different styles. Her larger than life art stems from her appreciation for the traditional elements of men’s fashion; a colorful necktie, a beautiful Italian boot, and more specifically, the lines of a well-tailored suit. The strength of the suit is what drives Sam to create her paintings. “[The suit] has represented something for decades; power, productivity, strength, economic prosperity, and hard work.” For Sam it is not about the sex of the person under the suit, but about what wearing the suit has meant in society for so long.

While working most often in acrylics and oils on canvas, Sam is open to exploring other avenues. As her style develops, she is continuously influenced by street art, stenciling and graffiti; as well as graphic design. With no intention of parting ways with what has already become her trademark theme, she is constantly developing new ideas.

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