Ehryn Torrell is a Canadian artist based in London. Her paintings are characterised by an overt visuality, which is expressed through layering, dynamic compositions and collage-like forms. Much of her work to date references architecture and the global shift toward urban life. Her sense of colour, shadow and shifts in scale come from years of careful looking at cities in transition.
Her recent work uses drawing, pattern and handwriting to further her interest in visual representation. Recent exhibitions include: Orbits and Occults: It won’t be the end of things at Gerald Moore Gallery (London), The Absence of the Real at Gallery Jones (Vancouver, Canada), A Public Signature at The Invisible Line Gallery (London, UK), Self-Similar at Cape Breton University Art Gallery (Sydney, Canada), The Painting Project at Galerie de L’UQAM (Montreal, Canada) and The Occurrence of You and Me at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Grimsby, Canada). Torrell has received numerous awards for her work in painting, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, the Patrick Hamilton Studio Award and the Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award.