Bowie, Hendrix, Elton, Stones; Musically Inspired Fine Artist Stickman’s Toronto Show Debut at Liss Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta visual artist Trevor “Stickman” Stickel has been gaining attention for his musically based artwork that captures legendary moments, powerful ideas and raw emotion. After successful shows in western Canada and the US, Stickel is having his first eastern Canadian show at the respected Liss Gallery in Toronto, Ontario from September 10th to October 5th.
With legendary rockstar subjects such as David Bowie, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, Stickel differentiates himself by incorporating other styles of art in the background and juxtapose realism with abstract, impressionism, expressionism, and pop and street art. “The seed for a piece usually develops organically through live shows, documentaries, biographies or sometimes just catching a lyric in a song,” explains Stickel. “For this reason, I end up focussing on rock n roll more than any other genre. I’m a bit of a rock historian, so I tend to pull ideas from continually researching legendary musicians.”
Liss Gallery specializes in musically inspired artwork so Stickman first captured the gallery’s attention on social media and then they became the obvious choice to Stickel for representation in eastern Canada.
“Stickman’s artwork is exciting and subjective,” says gallery owner Brian Liss. “His focus on an image invites the viewer to immerse their own thoughts and feelings into what becomes a very personal interpretation and experience. Stickman achieves this very simply by not being so obvious in his works so that each viewer can have a very personal interaction with his artwork.”
September 10th – October 5th 2019
Liss Gallery, 112 Cumberland Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada