Kirk Mechar

Richly textured, and vibrant, Kirk Mechar's work is a fusion of light, drama, and form. Wild storms, flower gardens, ocean horizons, and the human body are underlying themes in his work. His current series consists of intricate patterns and a subtle palette, and investigates abstraction and form.
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid Green), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 55 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid Black, Carved), Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid Surface Blue, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Red & Green), Oil on Canvas, 60 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled #1, Oil, Acrylic, and Enamel on Canvas, 4 x 6 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled #4, Oil, Acrylic, Enamel on Canvas, 4 x 6 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Hanging Garden, Oil on Canvas, 66 x 84 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (1), Oil on Canvas, 11 x 11 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (2), Oil on Canvas, 11 x 11 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (3), Oil on Canvas, 11 x 11 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Reclining Nude, Self Portrait, Oil, Acrylic and Marble Dust on Board, 9 x 12 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Rap and Fic, Oil, Acrylic and Marble Dust on Board, 9 x 12 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Matthais #4, Oil, Acrylic and Marble Dust on Board, 12 x 12 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid Pink & Red), Oil on Canvas, 78 x 78 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Yellow & Blue), Oil on Canvas, 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Yellow & Red), Oil on Canvas, 52 x 72 IN Enlarge
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Wild tropical storms, endless ocean horizons, and overflowing flower gardens are the inspiration for Kirk Mechar’s vibrant paintings. Layer upon layer of thick, colourful paint and small precise shapes coalesce into a glittering whole. Mechar’s most recent series explores interesting combinations of materials, including the pairing of marble dust and acrylic paint. This amalgamation creates an interesting mosaic of patterns, which appear to form organically. The paintings also contain fragments of figurative elements, that seem to be pushing through the white space, contending for attention and requesting to be discovered.

 

Kirk Mechar deploys an intoxicating blend of pigments to create abstract canvases that push the boundaries of form and space. Inspired by tropical weather systems, his work depicts gardens and flowers, water and the phenomenal deluge of tropical storms. Rendered in Nevis, West Indies, Mechar’s paintings are charged with the lushness of the Caribbean’s foliage. Mechar builds-up his canvases with abstract forms creating a tapestry that engulfs the viewer. Like kaleidoscopes twisted again and again, Mechar’s paintings poses a hypnotic – even psychedelic quality. Enigmatic in subject, the works might capture pollen, petals and stoma. They could just as well depict a garden teaming with life captured from an aerial perspective. No matter their inspiration, Mechar’s compact configurations contain an indefatigable sense of heat and wildness. Mechar recreates spaces humming with life on an epic scale. Thoroughly captivating, celebrating nature and life, his compositions have an ethereal effect that spans millennia in time and space. Kirk Mechar has exhibited at the Edward Day Gallery in Toronto, as well as Buschlen Mowatt Annex, Vancouver, and Nancy Moore, New York, NY. Between 2002 and 2008, he lived and worked in Nevis, WI. He currently divides his time between Canada and Nevis, W.I.