IT WAS A VERY SIMPLE WORLD
The Space: An Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2018

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   "It Was a Very Simple World is drawn from Ernest Hemingway’s, “The Garden of Eden”. In a literary style, simple, descriptive and direct, Hemingway writes of a place where happiness is found in the simple pleasures of the couple’s companionship — from the way they take their coffee, or have their eggs for breakfast or the gratification that comes from catching a fish. Before the conflict, outside of worry, Jantzi’s paintings capture moments of simple elation.

Through bold colour shifts and crisp, clean compositions, Jantzi conveys moments of romance, portraits of pop, and playful renditions of the classic vase. Integrating the viewer into the canvas as a lady who sunbathes herself, staring at the sun over the sea, through pink shades with a cocktail in hand. Through a flow of moments in paradise, Sean Jantzi’s pop abstractions form valuable reflections of the simple things in life."

- Sarah Keppler

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sean jantzi nude

Reclining Nude, 48” x 36”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi

Turquoise Room, 36” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi bubble gum

POP!, 36” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi bubbles pool

Blow, 40” x 40”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi sip

Sip, 40” x40”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi pool slide pov

Slide, 72” x 60”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi pov beach

POV on Beach, 60” x 30”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi desert rose

Desert Rose, 48” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi desert band

Desert Band, 48” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase 1, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase 2, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase 3, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase 4, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase 5, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi still life flowers

Simple Vase, 30” x 40”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi boat sunset

Magic Hour, 60” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

sean jantzi cat panther

Panther no. 2, 36” x 48”, 2018

Acrylic on canvas