Canadian diptych painter Nathan Birch serves up Canadian landscapes in a slightly unconventional manner: by splitting the composition into two halves, Birch plays one canvas off the other. He uses the words ‘comparative’ and ‘relational’ to describe his works, as each half needs the other to be complete. Birch wants the viewer to see more than a simple landscape, indeed, to view the painting as an object rather than a representation of a scene. By inserting the space between the paintings, Birch’s goal is to pull a visual prank on the viewer. Nice twist – it just wouldn’t be MoCo without it.
Artist: Nathan Birch
Tree and Sky