Kirk Mechar

Colourful, richly textured, and vibrant, Kirk Mechar's work is a tropically-inspired fusion of light, drama, and form. Wild storms, flower gardens, and ocean horizons are underlying themes in his work.
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Blue) 60 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Yellow and Green 2) 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid Black, Carved) 16 x 20 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Red, White and Blue) 40 x 60 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cascade (Red and Blue) 10 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cascade (Blue and White) *Diptych 72 x 84 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cluster (Blue, Carved) 52 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Pink 1), 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Pink 2), 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid Green), 42 x 55 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid Surface (Green and Yellow) 24 x 30 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Pink and Red) 78 x 78 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Yellow and Blue) 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Yellow and Green) 78 x 96 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled (Solid, Yellow and Red) 52 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Moon Residence, Oil on Canvas, 84 x 120 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Red and White 2), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Untitled Red, Oil on Canvas, 60.5 x 132 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Yellow Loops, Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Hanging Garden, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 84 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cluster (Blue), Oil on Canvas, 60 x 84 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Red and White 2), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN (detail) Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Blue), Oil on Canvas, 60 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Red), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Blue), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mecher, Solid (Red and Green), Oil on Canvas, 60 x 72 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Green and Yellow), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cascade (Sienna), Oil on Canvas, 66 x 84 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cascade (Green), Oil on Canvas, 40 x 60 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Cascade (Red), Oil on Canvas, 40 x 60 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Explosion (Red and White 2), Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 IN Enlarge
Kirk Mechar, Solid (Black), Oil on Canvas, 51 x 84 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.
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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.