My practice is based on experiences in nature. I create contradictory landscapes of bright colours and dark neutral tones. This polarizing effect of agitation and restrained acceptance is undoubtedly the result of my own interaction with the wilderness. Like many, I have an affectionate but tense relationship with it, often intimidated by its vastness, but strangely enough, I seek refuge in it to find tranquility.

 

My imaginary landscape emerge from cinema and literature with themes of science fiction. They explore the idea of metempsychosis, distorting its meaning to consider a need to transform oneself into a component of nature, in a world without humanity.

 

By referring to literature and popular culture in the very traditional context of landscape painting, I am continuing an important tradition of Canadian painting while giving it a contemporary dimension.

© 2019 by Manon Labrosse