Opening: Saturday March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m
Léopold L. Foulem
This series of recent and unpublished works develops a conceptual problem that addresses, among others, the contradictory notions of symmetry and asymmetry simultaneously present in a three-dimensional monolithic structure. Furthermore, the relation shape / surface caused by this occurrence radically changes the perception, the visual reading of the material image.
The power behind the scènes: Culture montreal is an ongoing portrait project depicting the faces of designers, impresarios and artistic directors, visionaries shaping Montreal’s cultural landscape.
Over six-foot in height, my paintings reflect and capture the larger-than-life qualities of these individuals.
Working from black and white photos that I take of my subjects, I look deeply into the minuscule grains of the photo, and using oil sticks on a white surface, laying down open and free expressionistic strokes, I respond to this microscopic minutiae in each subject, and it is from this process of profound looking, that colour, form and texture begin to emerge.