Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
BEN VAN NETTEN

Ben van Netten
Degrees of Transition
Nov. 9- 26, 2006


Ben van Netten - Port Renfrew
Port Renfrew
54 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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These paintings represent the latest chapter in my on going exploration of painting, photography and motion. All the works are painted with oil on canvas, using supports which I design and build. I chose to alter the construction of a traditional canvas in order to enhance the effect of the subject matter on the viewer.

The unique shape of the concave canvases serves two purposes. The first is to create an illusion which heightens the paintings sense of depth due to the viewer's initial assumption that the surface is flat. The second purpose is to smoothly confine and capture the speed and flow of the image. In a few of these paintings I have subtly departed from the traditional flat lines, and square corners of the perimeter of the support. I favor slight curves to create the illusion that the image is larger than the canvas. The curved sides allow the viewer to see slightly past the actual edge of the canvas and deeper in the periphery of one's vision.

Many of these paintings could be considered "photo realism" based on my own experimental photography, with others appearing to be closer to abstraction (I consider all of them to be representational). Most of the source images are from my neighborhood in Victoria as well as my travels around Vancouver Island and I have named the paintings appropriately. I favor colour and flow over form and descriptive accuracy in order to allow one's mind to experience the feeling of a place through subtle suggestions.




Ben van Netten - Jordan River
Jordan River
71 x 45 Inches  
oil on canvas
$5,300 



Ben van Netten - Avantasia #2
Avantasia #2
50 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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Ben van Netten - Iga
Iga
70 x 45 Inches  
oil on canvas
$4,800 



Ben van Netten - Koga
Koga
70 x 45 Inches  
oil on canvas
$4,800 



Ben van Netten - Inner Harbour 2
Inner Harbour 2
27 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - The fifty fifty
The fifty fifty
27 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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Ben van Netten - Panama Flats #2
Panama Flats #2
27 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Sombrio
Sombrio
27 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Carey Rd.
Carey Rd.
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Farm Buildings
Farm Buildings
27 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Gallion Bay
Gallion Bay
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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Ben van Netten - Halliwell
Halliwell
35 x 54 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$4,200 



Ben van Netten - Hightide
Hightide
70 x 45 Inches  
oil on canvas
$5,300 



Ben van Netten - Interurban
Interurban
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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Ben van Netten - Juan de Fuca
Juan de Fuca
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
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Ben van Netten - Low Tide
Low Tide
45 x 70 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Ben van Netten - Mackenzie Bay
Mackenzie Bay
45 x 70 Inches  
oil on canvas
$4,800 



Ben van Netten - Pond
Pond
70 x 45 Inches  
oil on canvas
$5,200 



Ben van Netten - Sombrio #2
Sombrio #2
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Times
Times
27 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,500 



Ben van Netten - Witty's Lagoon
Witty's Lagoon
50 x 35 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$3,850 



Ben van Netten - Witty's Lagoon #2
Witty's Lagoon #2
35 x 54 Inches  
oil on canvas on concave support
$4,200 

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