Soizick Meister has been painting the figure of Mr. M for many years, and in this body of work continues her homage to the surrealists by placing this uncertain, exploring dreamer into contemplative and humorous situations within the BC landscape. Mr M represents the universal desire to come to know ourselves in the face of the enormity of the world. Mr. M is sometimes melancholy and uncertain, sometimes sentimental - we see memories of childhood made visible by Meister's brush, revealing a duality of vision many of us share by reaching for our hopes while remembering a simpler past. Mr M is acutely aware of the beauty of the world around him, both welcming and sometimes overwhelming. A transplant from somewhere else, he is a traveler in both mind and space, pursuing the someties conflicting pleasures of exploration and the wish to put down roots.
About the Author
Soizick Meister is a Swiss freelance Canadian artist / illustrator living in Vancouver, Canada. Since 1980, she has been working for magazine and book publishers, combining traditional acrylic and digital techniques. Her humorous and surreal paintings have been shown in exhibitions in Europe and Canada. Private and corporate collectors worldwide own her paintings.