David Sorensen is well known for his large-scale colour saturated paintings that are inspired by the horizon line and formal structure within the landscape.
The surface textures are layered to embed each canvas with the sensations and emotional atmosphere of each metaphorical place.
David Sorensen was born in 1937 in British Columbia. He first studied architecture with Arthur Erickson and then returned to study at the Vancouver School of Art with Jack Shadbolt and sculptor Bill Reid.
Over Sorensen’s long career he has had countless exhibitions across Canada and has shown his work in Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, China and the US. In 2005, the Musee du Bas Saint-Laurent in Riviere-du-Loup, QC curated a 45 year retrospective of Sorensen’s work.
In 2007 (and 2010) Sorensen exhibited large works at the Mexican Embassy Gallery ‘Espacio Mexico’ in Montreal and had paintings from his Horizon Series sent on a tour of museums and cultural centers throughout Mexico