Art Toronto is what’s next – specifically some of the artists that are being exhibited! One of these artists is Denis Pellerin who is currently exhibiting at Galerie Orange. His show, entitled pulsions organique, is a series of abstract paintings composed of various material found in his studio. To see a picture of these paintings doesn’t do them justice. They are extremely textural which lends them a physical presence. To this end, I thought a picture of the artist’s studio would give a better idea of what is involved. For example, Pellerin will take strips of canvas, paint them, and then place them onto his working canvas. The end result is a layered, colorful work whose linearity is broken by “circular blobs” of color. Not only is the overall effect playful, but there is, as well, a sense of motion.
Also coming up next week: An interview with Jeffrey Spalding who is setting up the exhibition, Heartland at Art Toronto [check out next Wednesday’s Global Art], plus some pointers for new art collectors [check out Monday’s Art at Home].