Special Exhibition and Fundraiser
32 works are available for $450.00 each
Flowers, 2020, enamel on poster board, 25.0 x 37.0 inches (framed)
For the first-time senior Richmond artist, Pierre Vassura, is offering a series of original hand-painted works for sale. All proceeds from sales will go towards the production of a future monograph publication of the artist’s work and RAGA’s continued outreach/educational programming in Richmond.
For this special presentation both online and on display at Richmond Art Gallery, Vassura presents Flowers, a new body of work created in isolation during the COVID19 Pandemic. Responding to this world event the artist states:
“ It is with empathy for the great loss of lives and sorrow of the world that I attest my feelings and emotions to the victims of this great calamity. I worked with my formalistic style on floral analogies and as a statement of participation to the happening I have produced and I present to you FLOWERS.”
More on Pierre Vassura:
Pierre Vassura was born Romagna, Italy in 1935. The son of an architect and teacher, he enrolled in agricultural studies following the death of his father at age thirteen. Farming was not his passion however, and at age twenty Vassura moved to France in search of artistic experiences. He first secured work as a ceramic designer at the Faiencerie de St. Clement, and later a ceramic studio in Cote d’Azure, Vallauris-Juan les Pins. Vassura became a technical and production expert in several ceramic factories in Switzerland, France, Italy and Israel and he participated in Israel’s vibrant emerging ceramics industry with Palceramic in Haifa. With the Beit-Hagefen Art Gallery, Vassura first exhibited his paintings in Tel-Aviv and Haifa from 1963 to 1965. During this period, Vassura also met his future wife, Fotiny with whom he would have two children. In the early 1980s Vassura and his family moved to Richmond, BC. Vassura has been producing work in Richmond for over 40 years. In 2018, Richmond Art Gallery presented his first major solo exhibition entitled New Work: 1983 – 2018.
Vassura is known for his strong graphic style and vibrant use of colour. Many of Vassura’s paintings are in series, like classic grand narratives. These artworks are a joyous celebration of storytelling and visual culture that cross national, cultural and language boundaries, drawing from diverse sources. Other series by Vassura evoke classic literature including the Decameron, The Divine Comedy and Aesop’s Fables, as well as referencing the Tarot and stories from The Bible.
Visit the artist’s website vassuraanalogyart.com to view more work.
To purchase online:
Choose a work below and note the number of the piece you wish to buy. To purchase, use the “buy now” link above the gallery thumbnails. Once complete, a staff member will follow up to confirm the print you have chosen.
You can also visit the gallery in person to make a purchase where you can pay with either cash, cheque, or credit card. Cash must be the exact amount. Please write cheques to “Richmond Art Gallery Association”.
Pick-up or home delivery:
Once your order has completed, wait for a confirmation email from the Gallery. A staff member will follow up and confirm your delivery preference.
Pick-up: work can be picked up at the Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, during regular hours (Wed – Fri, 10 am – 6pm, and Sat, 10 am – 4pm).
Home delivery: available with some restrictions for an extra charge.