Fair Market Value $1100
acrylic on wood board 22 x 21 x 1
signed, titled and dated verso
Errol Lee Fullen has been one of the major voices in Alberta colour-field abstraction. Born in 1956 in Camrose, he received his formal training in visual arts at the Alberta College of Art + Design, followed by graduate studies at the University of Calgary. He has taught painting and drawing at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art + Design, and participated in several art symposia and workshops, including the seminal Emma Lake Workshops in northern Saskatchewan. In his paintings, Fullen has continued to explore and expand the rich terrain of colour-field abstraction. While many of his counterparts in Edmonton choose to build up tactile surfaces, Fullen adopted an alternative approach – especially in his recent works – than consisted of employing a water-based technique to create depth. In this technique, paint of varying viscosity is applied on the top of the ground, punctuating the surface. Through the juxtaposition of large areas of stained canvas or plywood and gestural marks, Fullen established figure/ground relationships that activate the image and add a visual dynamic to the entire composition. Since 1983, Fullen has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Western Canada, Central/Eastern Europe, and in the United Sates. His works are held in several public, private and corporate art collections. Errol Lee Fullen was born in Camrose, Alberta and attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, where he majored in printmaking, painting and drawing. Errol went on to complete his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees at the University of Calgary, later teaching at both institutions until becoming a full time artist.
Donated by the artist