Kirk Mechar is a Canadian artist based in Nevis, West Indies and Toronto, Canada. His work is widely recognised for the large abstract flower patterns he creates, incorporating thick oils with saturated colour, often cutting “mosaic tiles” from the work to reconfigure the canvas in a manner that blurs the lines between landscape and abstract painting.
Rendered in Nevis, West Indies, Mechar’s paintings are charged with the lushness of the Caribbean’s foliage. Epic scale canvases that engulf the viewer in kaleidoscopic tapestry, possessing a hypnotic - even psychedelic - quality.
Enigmatic in subject, the works might capture tiny fragments of pollen, petals and their stoma or could just as well depict the phenomenal deluge of tropical storms. His compositions often possess an ethereal effect that celebrates nature and life.
Kirk Mechar studied interior design before committing to studio work full time. He is a self-taught painter and exhibits in London, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Ottawa. He currently lives and works in Nevis, West Indies and Toronto, Canada.
Green Diamond, Mosaic Series oil on canvas, cut and mounted on canvas 198 x 198 cm 2014-17
Pink Explosion, Mosaic Series oil on canvas cut and mounted on canvas 183 x 183 cm 2013-16
Red Explosion, Mosaic Series oil on canvas cut and mounted on canvas 198 x 198 cm 2013-17
Hanging Garden, Flower Motif Series Oil on canvas 183 x 213 cm 2014