David Janzen

David Janzen was born in Toronto in 1959 and has lived in Alberta for most of his life. Having trained at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, he now resides in Edmonton. Although his work flows out of the landscape tradition, his visual vocabulary is deeply influenced by the industrial growth (and its detritus) he’s witnessed during Alberta’s boom and bust cycles. His paintings, with their unflinching gaze, employ natural history as a scenic foil for visual descriptions of recent human activity.