"Untitled, from In the Absence of Horses"
Tim Schouten, "Untitled, from In the Absence of Horses," 2004, encaustic on canvas, 8" x 10".
MANITOBA: In the Absence of Horses, Nov, <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg; Dec 2-Jan 8, 2004, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg
By Janice Rosen
Tim Schouten’s intense appreciation for his surroundings is evident. Recently, he has been influenced by the view from his studio on the farm he shares with his wife in Anola, Manitoba. Beyond these windows is a corral, residence for their quarter horses. Schouten’s upcoming show, In the Absence of Horses, offers an ongoing series of small encaustic paintings. The series of 200 presents fragments of horses mingling with full depictions of horses within their environment. Described in Schouten’s combined dusty and vibrant palette, these paintings showcase both the encaustic medium, and the energy of his subject. Born in Winnipeg, Tim Schouten’s family moved often, living in New York, London and Montreal, finally settling in Toronto where he studied at Art’s Sake Inc. and the Toronto School of Art.
Represented by: <SITE> Gallery and Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB.