Richard Ahnert | What We Know So Far

Richard Ahnert | What We Know So Far

Richard Ahnert | What We Know So Far

October 7 - November 4

Reception: Saturday, October 14 @ 3 - 5 pm

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Presales will open Monday, October 2nd at 10 a.m, online, in-person, and over the phone at 613-729-0003. Presales close once 50% of the artworks have sold. 

Wall Space Gallery invites you to explore What We Know So Far, the whimsical world of painter Richard Ahnert. Ahnert's anthropomorphic characters figure into our own experiences of contemporary life and culture. With humour and quintessential Canadian references, Ahnert provokes a range of emotions from empathy and love to solitude.

Toronto-based painter Richard Ahnert takes anthropomorphic painting to a new level, lacing it with a quiet, yet unmistakable animism - an abiding kinship between human and animal.

Lucky Day, oil on canvas and panel, 30 x 24 in.

Talk, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.

He uses the relationship between animals and humans to explore themes of emotion, metaphor, and narrative with a satirical twist. Storytelling, understated humour, and deep reflection are at the heart of his practice.


Richard Ahnert graduated with honours from the Arts York Program at Unionville HS with a Major in Visual Arts and went on to study Technical Illustration and Graphic Design at York University and Seneca College, graduating with the Presidents Honour Roll for Highest Academic Achievement. With a drive to explore and evolve as an artist, He continues studies and workshops ongoing to help define his style and practice.

Richard began exhibiting his work in 2010 and has shown in exhibitions and galleries in both Canada and the States. His work has won awards and can be found in private collections and businesses around the world.

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