Jim Bourke: Confluence


Fire Breather, encaustic on canvas, 90″ x 40″

Jim Bourke

January 31 – February 24, 2024
Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2 – 5pm
Artist will be sitting the gallery on Saturday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24.

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present CONFLUENCE by member Jim Bourke.

“Within every exhibition, I perceive each artwork as a potential element of a series or sequence. The painting’s edge is not merely an endpoint but a border connecting multiple works. In this particular series, I have removed the traditional support, opting to place wax-soaked canvases directly on the wall. Whether presented in a series or sequence, the content within each piece can subtly intertwine with another. The narrative refers back to the essence of painting and its enduring symbolism in contemporary culture.” – Jim Bourke

View Bourke’s past work here.

Rhino, encaustic on canvas, 74″ x 82″

Artist Bio:

Jim Bourke is a Toronto-based figurative painter. The wax medium of encaustic informs his art. His works are bold, capturing the slightest gestures and nuances of the hand. Each painting is a series of decisions and revisions, acting as an independent process that reveals the visible traces of its construction. He has studied fine art at York University and graduated from OCA(D), and computer animation at Sheridan College. He has been a member of the artist collective Propeller Art Gallery, and is an active member of the Red Head artist collective. He has won awards in numerous juried exhibitions, including OSA, TOAE, Mississauga Art Gallery, and the RCA. He participated in the reality TV show Star Portraits and was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. His paintings can be found in various private and corporate collections.

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