Lips Number 3 - 2016, oil on canvas, 76cm (H) x 127cm (W), 30in (H) x 50in (W)
About William Pura
William Pura's work as an artist and composer has spanned a wide range of sensibilities and issues from an early interest in the landscape, to pure abstraction and later a return to the landscape as the primary subject in his work.
He has worked in many different media, adapting his ideas to the form and technique that seems to work best for them. He has explored painting, drawing, printmaking, photography as well as sculpture and multi-media. In Canada, William Pura's works are available through Gurevich Fine Art: http://www.gurevichfineart.com.
In the U.S. his new studio, Blue Raven Studio is located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Stylistically, he made an important transition in 1986 from more abstract work to the kind of subject he is concerned with today. At that time, he began exploring the urban landscape, using the lighting (both natural and artificial) and the arrangements of streets, buildings and trees to create images that communicate the mystery and beauty of the contemporary city.
Other explorations looked at the landscape from the mythological point of view, in particular the symbolic concerns of Nordic culture and images that addressed the North and Canada's wilderness.
His exploration of digital photography around 2003 became a new element in his artwork. Here again, the images were primarily concerned with the landscape: images of water, land-forms and the effects of weather and atmosphere as well as industrial images.
William Pura's multi-media works often involve music that he has written for a specific event often accompanied by lighting effects, dancers and projections. His music is available on several CD's; usually recordings of smaller scale works with either solo instruments or small ensembles.
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