Odysseus. An Overview

Odysseus. An Overview

Craig B. Friesen and David Nielsen, aka Quality Painters, have re-created a collaborative tome of grand proportions. Hints of Beckmann, Lichtenstein, Chagall, Kline, Renoir, Millet, Kirby are sprinkled throughout. It takes the viewer on a journey, and goads them to be active participants. Odysseus was made for adults and children in equal measures.

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Odysseus: Backstory

Odysseus: Backstory

“Odysseus” came from a desire of two artists to collaborate. Craig B. Friesen and David A. Nielsen, first met in 2010 when Friesen was a student teacher for 8 months in Nielsen’s Art studio at Bishop O’Byrne High School in Calgary, Alberta.

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Odysseus: Process

Odysseus: Process

“Often people from curators to the general public ask us, who does what? The truth is we do everything together. There is no panel which is uniquely my work, or uniquely Craig’s work. We work on all panels simultaneously. There is movement and communication.”

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