Paul Béliveau’s ‘Pictorial Archeology’

Quebec artist Paul Béliveau paints culturally significant artifacts such as his own book collection, creating ‘pictorial archeology’ in work that references a database of thousands of personal and historical photographs.

Béliveau says, “I like to use painted books as a strategy against loss, even though worn books evoke the passage of time and reveal one’s own finiteness.” –Winsor Gallery, Vancouver

Paul Béliveau’s website, here.

More about the artist, here.

Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, here.

Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, here.


There are 8 comments

  1. Catherine O'Meara

    Interesting; not sure how I feel about this as art, and I always welcome feeling unsure as a kind of portal into wider vision…so, thank you! Certainly, Mr. Beliveau is making choices regarding color, theme, design, and it’s intriguing.


    1. boomerontario

      I’m with you on the uncertainty. And I probably did his talent a disservice by just posting the book-literary works. He certainly does other wonderful work. But I was taken by the precision/reality of these.


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