A self-described “colourist,” Danielle Lanteigne deforms in order to better reform, to make lines vibrate, and to break with convention. Taking objects invisible in their ubiquitous daily presence, Lanteigne transforms them into colourful compositions, reshaping the reality of the object, as well as our own. The artist strips her subjects to the bare core of their figurative essence, in an ambitious effort to reveal more by saying less.
Each piece is created with physical vigour, Lanteignes images are vibrantly rendered by stark contrasts of colour. The artist assembles her image through the juxtaposition of organic and geometric shapes. Vast colour planes are the building blocks of Lanteignes creations, where perspective is non-existent and the forms are stubbornly held in check by the rectangular confines of the frame.
For Danielle Lanteigne, painting and drawing are necessities, special moments she allows herself in order to keep balance. An emotional painter, Lanteigne says of her work, that the journey of creation is more vital than the completed piece.