“Painting is writing with light, said Salva. You must first learn its alphabet, then its grammar. Only then will you be able to master style and magic.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Despite a climactic career of fifty years, Christian Bergeron remains the best kept secret of Québec’s young history of art. This in spite of the fact that his paintings are selling like hot cakes, here and elsewhere. Indeed, prestigious galleries in the United States, in Europe and largely in Canada, are displaying his undeniable powerfully expressive and attractive works.
A reserved man, of great stature, with piercing eyes, and extremely sensitive, from the outset he states that this will be the third journalistic interview of his fifty years career. Yet the man is rather talkative and knowledgeable about art. I am rather spellbound. His comments on the topicality of art are ringing in my ears as a symphony attuned with knowledge, experience and success.Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
Text by Michel Bois
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Despite a climactic career of fifty years…
“The value of an artist is measured not only through the quality of his work, but equally through the degree of love and perseverance he puts into it.” – Cécile Fortier Keays.
A painter’s career that spans some forty years! With parents that attended Québec’s School of Fine-Arts at the same time as Jean-Paul Lemieux, Dallaire and Paul Lacroix. Jacques Hamel has basked in an artistic universe and has been drawing since the age of 5, always curious about his environment. His hand is firm and steadily develops. Decors and happy atmospheres parade in his head like so many Polaroid pictures instantly revealing themselves to the photographer.
Influenced by his parents’ way of life, but largely diverted by them from the perspective of an artistic career, he nevertheless enrolls, in his a late teens, at the Québec School of Fine-Arts which will later become the Laval University Art School. Somewhat disappointed and embittered at not being able to learn in the manner he sees fit the rudiments and basics of painting, he turns his attention towards the theories and knowledge of graphic design. Antoine Dumas and Claude A. Simard will be his distinguished professors.Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
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Jacques Hamel is represented by the prestigious Galerie Douce-Passion 42A, rue Notre-Dame, Québec.
The value of an artist is measured not only through the quality…
Everything really takes off for René Lalonde with his 1999 participation in the famous New York Art Expo, one of the largest worldwide showcase for visual arts in North America. Although there is a long waiting list of hopeful participants, an unpredictable turn of events provides him with a stand where he exhibits some twenty of his works.
At the time, Lalonde essentially paints imaginary landscapes where are anchored warm and comforting small houses which earn him a loyal audience in Canada. As he has been exploring this theme for some time, he is tempted to do something different for this major art event and decides to embark on this adventure with a completely new proposition: colourful geometric drawings the cubist roots of which are freely and whimsically reinterpreted. He had previously entertained this idea but the public had shown little interest upon his first try at the Denison gallery in Old Montreal. Here was his opportunity to explore this longstanding inner desire to create fragmented abstract structures. Once on site, a major art editor notices his work and promises to convince the President of the Chalk & Vermillion Fine Arts Company and the Sales Manager for Martin Lawrence Galleries to come and see his artworks.Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
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In Montréal, some of his works can be seen only at Cazeault Gallery on Sherbrooke Street West. The artist can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain further information pertaining to his exceptional body of work.
Everything really takes off for René Lalonde…
“Indecent or public, mother, wife, creator and voyeur, I am infatuated with this insane being that lives within me. This magical double that’s been pursuing me ever since childhood.” – Sonia Rykiel
Once you push open the door at 55 rue du Sault-au-Matelot, a memorable experience awaits you. You are entering the universe created by Gisèle Boulianne, an artist who is full of infectious energy, a tamer of light beams, one who embraces wondrous fantasies.
Gisèle Boulianne prevails in every one of her undertakings. Nothing is left to chance. Through trial and error she advances on her merry way until she is conferred with the height of success at home as well as abroad.Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
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Galerie d’art – Loft de création Gisèle Boulianne 55, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Vieux port de Québec, G1K 3Y7 418 692-2505 ou 418 802-2505
Once you push open the door at 55 rue du Sault-au-Matelot…
Portrait of Gallery
“The œuvre emerges in its time and of its time, but it is only once displayed in public that it becomes a timeless work of art.” – André Malraux
The renowned gallery, an integral part of Québec’s cultural heritage if ever there was one, is located on Fort Street, directly across the Château Frontenac. The Galerie Le Chien d’Or transcends the ages, its mission enhanced via the ever rising quality of artworks offered, thanks to the vigilance of the successive proprietors.
Johanne Thomassin, the present owner, purchased the gallery name from Anne Lemieux, the daughter of painter Jean Lemieux (1946-2011). Drawing on her diverse experiences within the art market, the highly talented painter artist has brilliantly taken on the challenge.Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
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Galerie Le Chien d’Or, Johanne Thomassin, artist owner – 8, rue du Fort, Québec (Qc)
“The œuvre emerges in its time and of its time…