John Sabourin 2011
We are pleased to present a collection of sculpture and paintings by Dene artist, John Sabourin.
John began painting acrylics in 1989 and became serious about pursuing a career as an artist in 1995 after completing a Fine Arts Course with Arctic College. He decided to continue his formal studies of fine art at the Victoria College of Art, Victoria, British Columbia, graduating in 1999. There he explored painting in various media and sculpting in stone.
Since then, John has gone on to complete commissions for public art in Yellowknife, to teach carving and to exhibit his sculpture internationally.
John's paintings explore the complex relationship between humans and nature. As a carver he embraces his Dene culture bringing stone to life through stories and legends.
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