Toronto based painter Brian Harvey has training from Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in Toronto. He has been painting and exhibiting for over a decade and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe. His paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane; everyday objects, spaces and urban landscapes which are frequently overlooked.
Painting allows me the opportunity to look at things that are frequently overlooked. I am drawn to the character of everyday objects and spaces, and the urban landscape in which I live. I have a strong response to things which are connected to the past, holdovers which are often ignored or forgotten about altogether. Through a layering of rapid and gestural application of paint, I seek to depict light and form, while maintaining a focus on the physicality of mark making and surface.
OCAD University, Toronto, ON | BFA, Drawing and Painting
The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Toronto, ON | Three Year Post-Secondary Specialized Art Program
Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON | Part Time Studies
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON | Art Fundamentals Certificate, Part Time Studies
Seneca College, Toronto, ON | Digital Media Arts Diploma