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Paul Béliveau

With more than one hundred solo exhibitions across Canada, the United States and Europe, Paul Béliveau has been exhibiting his art for over forty years. Known for his meticulous nature and aesthetic accuracy, Béliveau’s approach to painting is an extension of “pictorial archeology,” in that his work references a database of thousands of personal and historical photographs, mementos and vestiges. One focus that the artist steadily returns to is his depiction of books - book spines especially – some from his own book collection, but mostly from his own extensive library of imagination.

Concerned with perception processes, how humanity manages to explores ideas that are not in our present environment, or perhaps not even real, and finally, how these systems come to life through composition, Béliveau’s paintings are never meant as end points.  On the contrary, they reveal themselves to be outlines, sketches and creations which are constantly evolving. Consequently, it is not the images themselves, but the unique process of creative development, which accords Paul Béliveau's works their originality. The conscious system of construction that goes into Béliveau’s creation, does not afford any sense of indiscrimination, a fact that can be linked to the artist’s fascination with architecture, the way machines work and industrial structures, which he compares, in fact, to living organisms.

 

Les vies parallèles XLIV (Persée-Hubbard)
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 72"
Les vies parallèles XLVI (ours-chaises)
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 60"
Museum: Close
Acrylic on canvas
36” x 72”
Vanitas 17.04.04 (Pop-vagues)
Acrylic on canvas
36” x 72”
Vanitas 17.04.13 (autoportraits)
Acrylic on canvas
30” x 60”
Les vies parallèles XLII
Acrylic on board
48" X 24"
Museum_Basquiat
Acrylic on canvas
36" X 72"
Nightwatch 1
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
48" X 84"
Vanitas 15.02.20
Acrylic on canvas
40" x 60"
Vanitas 17.12.06
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 48"
Vanitas 18.08.06
Acrylic on canvas
44" x 66"
Vanitas 18.08.28
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36"
Vanitas 15.05.29
Acrylic on canvas
32" x 92"
Vanitas 17.10.24
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
Cantus XXVIII
Acrylic on board
72" X 24"
Cantus LVIII
Acrylic on board
84" X 30"
Vanitas 15.10.14
Acrylic on canvas
72" X 20"
Vanitas 14.11.24
Acrylic on canvas
10" X 80"
Les éphémères 10.09.17
Acrylic on canvas
48" X 48"
Capture; Lumahai Beach 08
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
Capture; Lumahai Beach 10
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
     
SOLD
Vanitas 15.06.16
Acrylic on canvas
36" X 36"
Sold
     

 

 

 

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