It is difficult to decide whether the photography, or the painting, of Quebec-based artist Jean-Francois Dupuis is more compelling.
Quebec artist Sylvain Coulombe is on exhibit with The Symbolism of the Unspoken, his first solo show in Toronto. There’s a strong sculptural element to his portraits, due to thick applications of paint, and deep scraping and carving of his wooden canvases.
You might think Ysabel LeMay’s works are hyper-realistic paintings but they’re created through an innovative technique called photo fusion. The Quebec-born, U.S.-based artist takes hundreds of photographs for each piece, attunes the light and visual properties, then assembles one detail at a time in a painterly fashion to […]
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 […]
This former stained glass technician’s work features contemporary designs in blown glass, solid glass and fusion with hand-painted enamel. Quebec artist Karine Demers says she is “hypnotized by the flamboyant movement of glass.” (Above: Patched vases, blown glass with enamel. 2011) . -Paperweight, solid glass with enamel. 2011 […]
It’s difficult to categorize the works of Isabelle Leduc: “Neither completely paintings, nor sculptures . . . . perhaps masks, architectural fragments, shields, organic elements, pebbles and rocks, enigmatic botanical species, pictograms?” critic René Viau once wrote. (Above: Glossaire, 2008, paper, wood and acrylic, 40,5 x 30 x […]