Trevor Shimizu


oil on canvas
54 x 67 inches

After a period of artistic exploration that included a cast of comical personas and scenarios, Trevor Shimizu moved to the traditional genre of landscape. Painted from memory over a period of time indicated by the title, his works are accumulations of moments. Growth and change, the blooming of a flower, or the effects of light and seasonal shifts all slowly add up on the surface of Shimizu’s canvas to create a work that is meditative and somehow poignantly distant. Shimizo has had solo exhibitions at La Maison de Rendez-Vous, Brussels; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, among others. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta.