Thompson Landry Gallery
Upcoming About us About us Contemporary
Exhibitions & Special Events Venue / Rental Venue / Rental Great Masters
Contact / Links Contact / Links

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.

Cantus LVIII
Acrylic on board
84" X 30"
Cantus XLIII
Acrylic on board
16" X 48"
Cantus XXVIII
Acrylic on board
72" X 24"
Capture; Fort McMurray 02
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
Capture; Fort McMurray 06
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
Capture; Lumahai Beach 08
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
Capture; Lumahai Beach 10
Acrylic on board
4" X 12"
Les éphémères 10.09.17
Acrylic on canvas
48" X 48"
Les vies parallèles XLI
Acrylic on board
18" X 80"
Les vies parallèles XLII
Acrylic on board
48" X 24"
Les vies parallèles XLV
Acrylic on board
24" X 48"
Les vies parallèles XV
Acrylic on board
12" X 80"
Les vies parallèles XXX
Acrylic on board
14" X 80"
Museum_Basquiat
Acrylic on canvas
36" X 72"
Nightwatch 1
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
48" X 84"
Nightwatch 3
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
72" X 48"
Nightwatch 5
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
72" X 48"
Vanitas 14.11.24
Acrylic on canvas
10" X 80"
Vanitas 15.06.16
Acrylic on canvas
36" X 36"
Vanitas 15.10.14
Acrylic on canvas
72" X 20"

 

 

© Thompson Landry Gallery / Website Conception: Steve Poutré