Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
JEAN-FRANCOIS PROVOST   

Jean-Francois Provost
Fullness of the Void
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April 22 - May 10, 2008 - Opening reception: Thur. April 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Jean-Francois Provost - Peinture no. 10
Peinture no. 10
52 x 60 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$5,100 



New paintings as well as paintings from a previous series, Peintures, are combined exclusively for this exhibition. Many of the formal aspects and experimentations found in my current practice are well represented here. These elements have their roots in two other past series: Chronochromies and Barbeaux sur fond gris et jaune.

Olivier Messiaen's lavish music set the tone for the creation of many pieces found in the Chronochromies series dating back to the Fall of 2006. Many works were produced for this series and some in very large formats. Composed in an unbridled manner and completely filling the void of the canvas, they were exuberant like Messiaen's music.

Following this lengthy and pleasurable struggle with painting's material nature, I felt that my work needed to catch its breath. A new area of pictorial investigation began and gradually led to the production of the Barbeaux sur fond gris et jaune paper series. It is the prevalence of the backgrounds in these collages and mixed media techniques of more minimalist compositions that paved the path to the Peintures and Plénitude du vide series.The shapes became much more delimited and minimalist, as if they were floating in space.

Using the raw surface of the canvas, I seek to interrogate the impact of the background (as previously used in the Barbeaux) on the viewer's perception and reading of pictorial work. Through this investigation, I intend to question the relationship between shape and form.

Jean-François Provost 2008


Jean-Francois Provost - Le Merle noir. D'après Olivier Messiaen
Le Merle noir. D'après Olivier Messiaen
72 x 84 Inches  
oil, acrylic & graphite on canvas
$9,200 



Jean-Francois Provost - Chronochromie no. 23
Chronochromie no. 23
32 x 40 Inches  
oil, acrylic & graphite on canvas
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Jean-Francois Provost - Peinture no. 19
Peinture no. 19
52 x 60 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$5,100 



Jean-Francois Provost - Peinture no. 26
Peinture no. 26
40 x 48 Inches  
oil, acrylic, charcoal & collage on canvas
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Jean-Francois Provost - Peinture no. 30
Peinture no. 30
40 x 48 Inches  
oil, acrylic, charcoal & collage on canvas
$4,200 



Jean-Francois Provost - Plénitude du vide 8
Plénitude du vide 8
47 x 37 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
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Jean-Francois Provost - Plénitude du vide 9
Plénitude du vide 9
32 x 40 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
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Jean-Francois Provost - Plénitude du vide 10
Plénitude du vide 10
32 x 40 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$2,900 



Jean-Francois Provost - Plénitude du vide 11
Plénitude du vide 11
32 x 40 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$2,900 



Jean-Francois Provost - Plénitude du vide 12
Plénitude du vide 12
52 x 60 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$5,100 



Jean-Francois Provost - Crécelle fumante
Crécelle fumante
32 x 40 Inches  
oil, acrylic & collage on canvas
$2,900 

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