Magazin'Art

Contemporary Realism

France Houle

When Matter is the Subject

Contemporary Realism

“No matter can be intelligible without shadow and light. Shadow and light come from light.”Leonardo da Vinci

France Houle’s matierist and abstract painting style proposes a dialogue between colour and matter. This non-academic approach to painting treats the surface of the canvas as if it was skin, with its cuts, scars and tensions, the artist without hesitation resorting to the use of scraping, scratching, lacerating and deconstructing.

Paper, fabric, plaster, oxidised metal, oil, ink and acrylic are added to the canvas and their textures modified, scuffed and scratched by passing through a press from which they re-emerge in a radiating state of unusual colourful luminosity. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Michel Bois

France Houle is represented by: 
Galerie Kaf Art, 9367 Lajeunesse Street, Montreal 514 260-0591

France Houle’s matierist and abstract painting style proposes a dialogue between colour and matter. This non-academic approach to painting treats the surface of the canvas as if it was skin…

Michel Soulières

For Others to See

Contemporary Realism

« Abstraction lives in its own dimension and time. It only becomes a work of art through an artist’s unguarded actions… »

– André Malraux

Michel Soulières has a passion for painting. A need that must absolutely be filled, an irresistible obsession, almost a compulsion! In his sleep, he dreams about the joys of painting. Early in the morning, before making breakfast for his children, he tries to capture the images that came to him during the night. Otherwise, his creative élan must be relegated to the weekends and any other free moments when he is not working as a house painter, a job that helps provide for daily necessities and at which he excels notably when marble and granite faux finishes are involved. The latter, needlessto- say, he mostly performs in prestigious locations and on a large scale.

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 Text by Michel Bois

Michel Soulières is represented by the Beauchamp Galleries in Québec and in Toronto.

Michel Soulières has a passion for painting. A need that must absolutely be filled, an irresistible obsession, almost a compulsion! In his sleep…