Born in Valleyfield, Quebec in 1960, Diane Brouillette plays with traditional still-life compositions, masterfully infusing inanimate objects with a new life. “Mother nature is the metronome of my creativity,” she writes. “Over and over I pick up her fruits, her flowers, her colours and lost perfumes.”
Drawing inspiration from the shapes of fruits and the colours and textures of antiques, Brouillette juxtaposes these elements in such a way that they engage in dialogue and mimic human form. In her most recent production, the human body has taken centre stage, often left hovering between light and shadows, the known and the unknown.
Her acute sense of colour and bold use of texture accentuates the dramatic ambiance found in her work. Collage is an integral part of her work. Her mix-media approach on paper and canvas make emotions appear palpable.
Brouillette’s art leaves no one indifferent. It will captivate the eye of the spectator, who will enjoy discovering the subtleties of the matter.
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