Flavio-Shiró is a cult artist, a painter’s painter. His work defies categorization or association with any artistic group or movement. For more than six decades, his work has simply been modern.
Rennie Collection, one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Canada, has evolved over a number of years to focus on works related to identity, social commentary and injustice, appropriation, the nature of painting, photography, and film. The Collection is dedicated not only to the acquisition of established international artists, but also the work of emerging artists. Currently there are approximately 48 artists collected in depth with over 370 artists in total, including John Baldessari, Amy Bessone, Glenn Brown, David Claerbout, Martin Creed, Andrew Grassie, Rodney Graham, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Thomas Houseago, Richard Jackson, Brian Jungen, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Kerry James Marshall, Simon Starling, Ian Wallace, and Rebecca Warren. The collection, while based in Vancouver is usually spread across the globe, on loan to institutions worldwide.