Carol Wainio


Carol Wainio is a painter.
Based on records, Carol Wainio's estimated art value is C$7,000 (*)

Carol Wainio's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$100 - C$25,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an acrylic painting work attributed to Carol Wainio (1955) was C$15,600 - paid for "Structures Of Memory #2" at Waddington's in Toronto on Thu, Mar 8, 2012. has 10 auction art sale records for their acrylic painting results, with prices in the range of C$100 to C$25,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Carol Wainio’s Ways of Knowing (1988) is an early example of the artist’s career-long interest in the pursuit of knowledge, the nature of time and a highly narrative style of painting. Upon first encountering this work, viewers are presented with a visual “story”; that is, the canvas “reads” from left to right as if Wainio is depicting a tale with a beginning, middle and an end. There is action taking place; some unknown force is propelling matter at great speed. Sweeping brushstrokes that emulate rushes of air and blurs of pigment in the shapes of discs and exploding orbs suggest a progressive movement and indicate a point of entry and a point of exit. There are characters in this painting as well in the forms of fragmented faces and limbs and animated figures that are being thrust through time and space. The figures have expressions of confusion and contemplation as though they are as curious about what is happening as the viewers are. There is no one interpretation, or ending as it were, to this narrative. Wainio’s intent is to pose the questions and allow for the viewers’ experiences to inform their personal interpretation. “I would truly like for my paintings to be sites of communication – both inside the frame, through the interrelation of the formal elements, and outside, through the links that develop between the thoughts that the painting provokes and the viewer’s life experience.” Visual stimulation and memory recall are in fact ways of knowing. As the title suggests, the narrative in Ways of Knowing does not demand an interpretative conclusion but rather acts as a vehicle for questioning and learning.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top acrylic painting sale records from database.
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