Martin Brouillette is a French Canadian painter based in London, U.K. His work has been shown In Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York and London. His approach to painting refers to Formalism and it involves the exploration of digital media. Canadian financial institutions such as Desjardins and RBC have collected his paintings.
Born: 1971 (47 years old), Montreal, Canada
Education: UQÀM, Université du Québec à Montréal
“My latest studio practice consists of a fetishist relationship with oil paint and my interest in digital technology. My main concern is to build layers while creating balance within multiple languages and relationships. The successions of layers in my paintings are meticulously planned. They are executed in various manners and have distinctive intentions. Each layer is meant to complement, enhance or discredit each other deliberately. This process involves initially exploring composition, colour, shape, rhythm, intuition, and control through digital drawings. I then intend to translate the acquired information onto the canvas while referring to painting's culture and its capacity. This formalist approach enables me to create a space where meaning lays within the medium, as well as its physical and emotional possibilities. As a result, I am free to make a new leap of faith with each new mark, embrace structure and disorder simultaneously, and indulge with the notion of relevance.”