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Hand Layered Mixed Media Art by Denise Buisman Pilger

Toronto Terror

Mixed Media on Wood  |  12” x 24”  |  30.5 cm x  61 cm  |  Sold

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Yes, it's nearly game time between Canada's two most populous cities - but I'm not talking about hockey heroics. No, instead what we have in the midst is a rivalry rampage! Things aren't so cool when they're off the ice. 

Denise Buisman-Pilger and Jono Doiron – two Montreal based artists, collaborated to create two panels that take the rivalry between Montréal and Toronto to a whole new level!  Mashing together old monster movies with Canada's favorite sport, they managed to fuse their separate visual traits together into two unique works of art titled 'Montréal Mayhem' and 'Toronto Terror'.

“The idea was born on our drive back from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition last year.  A six hour drive turned into an impromptu brainstorming session, and by the time we reached Montréal we had most of the details worked out” tells Jono Doiron.  “It is quite unusual to see artists collaborating at an exclusive show like this, but after working together on the preparation of both the Artist Project as well as the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition this feels like a natural progression.”

“Because we live in Montréal and the pieces would be revealed in Toronto we thought it would be fun to play with the rivalry between the cities. Using the hockey team mascots as well as the distinct architectural differences between the cities gave us a way to fuse our distinctly different styles together” says Denise Buisman Pilger. “Although we don't share a studio space we were able to each have an equal hand in the creation of these pieces,”

Although they each work in a distinctly different style and technique, their work belongs in the realm of contemporary art.  Denise Buisman Pilger works with photo based mixed media techniques, creating sprawling cityscapes and highlighting forgotten and ignored urban elements.  Jono Doiron paints childhood influences of cartoons, comics and animation in a realist style he refers to as 'pop-symbolism'. Their combed styles makes for a pleasing result you'll have to see for yourself.

This mixed media painting on wood is created using a combination of image transfer and acrylic paints and mediums together with textured papers. The artwork comes with a wire on the back for hanging, it is signed on the front and has title, date, artist name and a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist on the back.

Be advised that colors and brightness depend on your monitor and the digital picture may be slightly different from the original work of art.

The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

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Jono Doiron with Toronto Terror and Denise Buisman Pilger with Montréal Mayhem