From the private collection of John Mann, now available
Urban is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, his works can be found in public collections across the country, including every major gallery (Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada) as well as Museum London.
“The brush stroke and its use in the manufacture of a painting – it should convey an intimacy with the artist’s mind and with a kind of philosophical or emotional attachment to the world”
Art Gallery of Peel, 1998
Parts of a World, interview with David Somers
“Urban’s sense of composition has about it an uncompromising rightness.
What that means is that he is adept, not only at knowing when to make a mark,
but also when not to make one.”
“For Urban, art is a never-ending inquisition into how and why we see,
and a personal struggle to translate, somehow, the confoundments of
an internal emotional roil into paint on canvas. Urban’s art is art as it once was: unapologetically genuine and deeply sincere.”
Toronto Star 2011