David Urban

Lonely Boy

March 9 – April 21, 2019

The Dream of the Page, David Urban, 2018

The Dream of the Page, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in. 

The Descent, David Urban, 2018

The Descent, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Pool of Taye, David Urban, 2018

The Pool of Taye, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

Lonely Boy, David Urban, 2018

Lonely Boy, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Dream of the Branch, David Urban, 2018

David Urban

The Dream of the Branch, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Precious Book, David Urban, 2018

The Precious Book, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in. 

North by Northwest, David Urban, 2018

North by Northwest, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Finding of Taye, David Urban, 2018

The Finding of Taye, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Dream of the Kite, David Urban

David Urban

The Dream of the Kite 

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

Tin Man's Lantern, David Urban, 2018

Tin Man's Lantern, 2018

oil on canvas

24 x 48 in.

The Poet William Wood Wordsworth, David Urban, 2019

The Poet William Wood Wordsworth, 2019

oil on canvas

18 x 36 in. 

Portrait of Tom Thomson, David Urban, 2019

Portrait of Tom Thomson, 2019

oil on canvas

83 3/4 x 71 3/4 in.

Dream of the Porcelain Bird, David Urban, 2019

Dream of the Porcelain Bird, 2019

oil on canvas

48 x 42 in.

 

Radio Flyer, David Urban, 2018

Radio Flyer, 2018

oil on canvas

36 1/2 x 48 in.

To Light the Highest Candle, David Urban, 2019

To Light the Highest Candle, 2019

oil on canvas

72 x 48 in.

River, David Urban

River

oil on canvas

96 x 84 in.

Lafontaine Receding, David Urban, 2018

Lafontaine Receding, 2018

oil on paper

36 x 48 in.

Portrait of the Artist, David Urban, 2018

Portrait of the Artist, 2018

oil on canvas

60 x 40 in.

 

High Window, David Urban, 2017

High Window, 2017

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in.

 

Summer Key, David Urban, 2017

Summer Key, 2017

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in.

David Urban continues to explore space and figuration through colour. Always present is his affinity for his Canadian mentors, the Group of Seven and Painters Eleven. In these new works, his palette embraces vibrant hues inspired by Italian design and architecture. New landscapes appear where the human body takes centre stage. As ever, Urban paints from his inner reflections, referencing his constant muses, music, and poetry.  

David Urban holds a BA in English Literature and BFA in Visual Arts from York University, an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Guelph. Urban has had over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Asia. His work is included in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Vancouver Art Gallery.