Quebec Artist Rock Therrien creates amusing situations, using his characteristic rounded figures. His new show opens April 12 at the Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.
-La ligue de garage Mixed media on canvas, 48″ x 92
Being a true admirer of curves, Therrien will engrave circular motifs that he will ornate with signs and touches of abstract colors. Each canvas holds an impressive number of layers of various mediums. Therrien likes to leave traces of his layering technique, enabling the viewer to catch a glimpse of his tedious work. -Thompson Landry Gallery
-A la table Mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 72″
Many of Therrien’s characters evolve from another era and to reinforce the past, he creates a “used” look by sanding his paintings, which are already very textured.
-Prendre sa Place Mixed media, 18″ x 48″
The gallery says Therrien’ s paintings are “conceived as messages one must unravel. His paintings tell an untold tale that the artist strongly desires the viewer to discover. Many hidden treasures may be found in a Therrien painting. As in real life, some will be quickly unmasked while others will take more time.”
Works at the Thompson Landry Gallery, here
“conceived as messages one must unravel”. Well, unraveled. Who writes these blurbs?
Lots of great fun stuff. I saw his stuff when I was in Quebec….20 years ago.
I wonder how much his style has changed? I’ve only seen works from the last 10 years or so. I saw his Airbus 364 at the Distillery district gallery. Huge and in-your-face but so fun. Thanks for your comments.
Again, thank you!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. Appreciate your visits and comments very much.