530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Donna Giraud
Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Apssion   Apssion
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Donna Giraud

  • Me   Me
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Donna Giraud

  • Rehtz   Rehtz
    Acrylic on Canvas
    60" x 48"
    Donna Giraud


Donna Giraud

DONNA GIRAUD

Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada
October 10 – October 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16, 2014 6-8 PM

Contemporary painter Donna Giraud’s large scale acrylic on canvas works are richly textured and rendered in thick expanses of pigment. Interested in capturing the “authentic” stories of human existence, her horizontal compositions fuse an abstract and gestural aesthetic with intimate, deep-seated psychological narrative. Inspired by human existence itself – its challenges, disappointments, triumphs, and dreams – her works are visceral, and draw the viewer deep into their enchanting folds. Abstract meets atmospheric, with low saturation hues and smoky void space occupying the fore of these vigorous compositions. Raw earth, rainfall, erosion and natural disasters could be references, with each painting rich with both tactile reality and the most powerful and absorbing kind of sensitivity to our feelings towards it. Committed to art as a spontaneous and therapeutic process, Giraud creates works that are layered with ample residues of emotional physicality.

Artist Donna Giraud was born and raised in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Her paintings can be found in numerous private collections in Canada and the United States.