Exhibition and Opening Reception: The Things I See-Robert Bora | Niagara Pumphouse
Exhibition & Opening Reception - The Things I See: Robert Bora
Welland artist Robert Bora challenges us to see everyday things in a different way in his new exhibit at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. “I paint what I see and how I see it,” Bora says, explaining the title. “The everyday, ordinary, recognizable things from the real world around me that some may take for granted or ignore.” Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Niagara Pumphouse, 247 Ricardo St., Niagara-on-the-lake, ON. The exhibit runs from November 5 - 30, 2019.
His oil paintings show vignettes from either the interior of homes or the architectural exterior: a bird cage sitting in front of a window, a coffee cup on a dresser, the roof peak of a house. All are painted in strong, warm colours in realist style and a minimalist precision, with straight lines and angles, with many paintings featuring windows.
Bora says he uses windows to draw a viewer into a painting. “Windows are a recurring theme I use, not to offer a view to the outside, but rather to trap the viewer inside, hoping to conjure up a memory or feeling of the moment in time.”
“The words to describe my style is minimalist, representational, realism,” Bora says. “Capturing light, shadow, shape and colour are the four main constants in my paintings, all hoping to capture a more defined intensity and lasting emotional memory.”