Rodolphe Duguay’s body of work is unique and powerful. It radiates with the painter’s tremendous passion for art. He liked to say that nature was almost like God to him, and that admiring its masterpieces constituted a prayer. He felt that the sky, stars, earth and water all helped make Man a better being.
Whether Magdalen Islands alabaster, Brazil steatite, Japan chlorite or Vermont marble, each piece of rock has its own language. If we listen, these stones do speak to us, as sketched within the furrows of their veins souls have hidden their faces, sheltered from the eyes of merchants, says the artist. Not to be missed!
The main criteria of success for this creator is to never slip into total abstraction. He paints silhouettes and corsages that are light and airy. As spectator to his art, Poitras loves experiencing the vertigo of adventure. In all his creations, his greatest motivation is to push-back the frontiers of the imagination. And he is successful at it!
Once Marie-Claude Courteau gets an idea into her head, she feels a compelling need to paint, an uncontrollable urge to immediately start working to elaborate her vision and find a way to make it burst with light. “There is no colour without light. Light is what changes everything!ˮ, she exclaims. Check it out!
This artist’s creation never duplicates known works from Pop Art masters. Boudro rather expands on the purpose and style of Pop Art images in his own way. Thus, characters such as Batman, Bugs Bunny, Twitty Bird and other well-known protagonists develop their own story, through the use of advertising logos for yellow taxicabs, Heineken beer, NBC television or Coca-Cola. And, what do these invented stories tell? It appears only the spectators’ imagination is able to fully grasp their meaning; and they sure are smiling about it. A must!
Whether under the aurora borealis coloured nights of Mistassini, on the gigantic Eastmain River or under the starry skies of Mount Otish, the artist, having discovered her own Maliseet Metis ancestry, slakes her thirst off the elders’ teachings and shares her knowledge with us!
Based on words of holistic wisdom, her works are constructed around a warm and mineral palette expressing the glowing spirit of the Psalms of David, the Song of Solomon, or the wise proverbs and quotes from which they emanate. “The goal is to connect the emotion with the idea, freely, without worry about performance.ˮ When art and spirituality become one!
Accessing the imaginary world of Claude Gauthier means following a path filled with radiant colours and symbols. His dreamlike and whimsical works invite the viewer on an ethereal journey the sense of which only he can interpret. The art of Claude Gauthier never goes unnoticed: bright colours, subjects depicted on abstract backgrounds, graphic textures and composition, all vigorously catch the eye. For lovers of the unusual and the colourful!