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Dominique Goupil

Dominique Goupil has been a professional artist since 1997 she has had various solo shows and has participated in group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. Her works are owned by such respected institutions as the Galerie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Bank of Canada. She received her foundation in visual arts training at the Université de Québec in Montréal, but she has expounded on the skills that she obtained and refined in university. The results are portrayals of landscapes that hover between figuration and abstraction and therefore are fresh and innovative, not bogged down in the traditions of the past. Rather than being sublime representations of nature reminiscent of the past, her versions of the seasons and different geographies are referred to as abstract allegories.

When looking at her minimalist landscapes, it feels as if one is part of a dream or even a memory. Viewers are capable of inserting their own past experiences with nature and expanding upon them while looking at her work. To Goupil, a landscape is not simply a natural and physical space pictorially represented, but it is also a psychological space, one that must be explored and cultivated.

Series E, #18
Oil on board
36" X 60"


Dénuement #4
Oil on board
48" X 48"


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