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Dominic Besner

For several years, Besner has been wholly dedicated to painting, searching for the aesthetics to shape his world vision. His colorful and moving paintings are inspired by his studies in architecture, his artistic mentors and by the people he encountered in the side streets and alleys of Montreal. One easily imagines how his clairvoyant and playful observations of the world give way to his paintings. Besner is profoundly concerned by the body’s degradation, by the aspects of the body that call upon reflection and observation. He creates characters that keep a trace of the past, sometimes seeming like a shadow of them selves, facing their destiny without fear. This fabulous jungle was inspired by characters from Otto Dix and Nicolas de Crécy, a comic book artist. It is an environment that is future looking, somewhat like human beings; torn but crippled with hope…

Besner was born in North Lancaster, Ontario, in 1965 and completed a bachelor's degree in architecture at the University of Montreal in 1992. His training as an architect, which he undertook at Algonquin College in Ottawa a few years before his bachelor’s, gave him the opportunity to reflect upon the city and its components: the primarily human dimension, the tradition which any city plan must follow and the elements that are necessary to survive in a cultural environment. His university years provided him with a critical mind allowing him to define a living environment centered on human beings, taking into account the past, present and future. His studies most of all lead him to painting, his true passion, and to a career, which transformed his formal training into a pictorial esthetic of figures and space, reflected through the half realist, half fictional gaze of the artist.

To create his paintings, Besner uses a mixed technique on canvas; he uses mostly oil and its rich color pallet, as well as acrylic paint, structural mortar, china marker and aerosol paint. Along with this material, he uses a finger application technique and scrapes the surface of the canvas.

 

À demi-jour l'ombre du Rondache
Mixed Media on canvas
68" X 84"
La voix des landes
Mixed Media on canvas
48" X 48"
Le verseur de fortune
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 84"
Les hôtes bienveillantes
Mixed Media on canvas
68" X 68"
La XVIIe chaire du prédicateur
Mixed Media on canvas
84" X 48"
Le clos d'élevage
Mixed Media on canvas
68" X 84"
La trêve des mondes
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 60"
Le silencieux mélodrame
Mixed Media on canvas
48" X 48"
Humani ex machina
Mixed Media on canvas
72" X 60"
Les mascaronnes
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 36"
Au quai du souffle, je suis phare
Mixed Media on canvas
72" X 36"
Éfé
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 84"
Dynamo
Mixed Media on canvas
96" X 156"
Les promeneurs témoins
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 84"
Le Night Club
Mixed Media on canvas
36 " X 48"
Le berceau d'origame
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 30"
Le Miroir du Siam
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 48"
     

 

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Le Pelliculeur du Temps
Mixed Media on canvas
30" X 60"
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La bête constellé
Mixed Media on canvas
24" X 24"
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Les hetaïres du muflier
Mixed Media on canvas
30" X 30"
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Le Spationaute
Mixed Media on canvas
48" X 30"
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Le cri des vallées dormantes
Mixed Media on canvas
72" X 36"
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La pentomime des on-dit
Mixed Media
48" X 24"
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L'ovation-musette des parlementées
Mixed Media
48" X 84"
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No Man Can Escape the Gaze of Houka
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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Grangeli
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 72"
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Les belettes de l'écurie
Mixed Media on canvas
24" X 24"
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Le jockey du forêt-noire
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 36"
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Le sceau de baltha
Mixed Media on canvas
24" X 24"
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Les eaux d’argent
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 84"
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Le Ferré - Boat
Mixed Media on canvas
48" X 72"
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El cantor
Mixed Media on canvas
48" X 24"
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La musette des automats
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 48"
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The Arrival of Mordomus
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 60"
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Pudibonderie d'une maniérée
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 36"
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Low Point on the Horizon of Mother Midnight
Mixed Media on canvas
84" X 48"
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Le messager sans parole
Mixed Media
60" X 60"
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Le renifleur de cade
Mixed Media
72" X 36"
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L'éveil de la nouvelle erre
Mixed Media
72" X 36"
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La manège de Puy
Mixed media on canvas
72" x 36"
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La despote glockenspiel
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
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À la cadence sous
les chapiteaux des evzones

Mixed Media
36" X 24"
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Le visionnaire-prophétesse
Mixed Media
48" X 30"
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Au-delà des tertres,
les orphites règnent

Mixed Media
60" x 60"
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La cavalerie des leudes
Mixed Media
48" X 84"
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La dérive de l'inlandsis
Mixed Media
48" X 30"
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Les murmures de la chambre
des on-dit

Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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La gloire des doctes
Mixed Media
72" X 40"

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La mascaronne de gris règne
Mixed Media
36" X 36"
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Le lanternier du quadrige attelé
Mixed Media
48" X 30"
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Les glorias de la salonnarde
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Sous les macaques, la pause d'une capucine
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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XVIIe faubourg clos des factions
Mixed Media
48" X 24"
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Au gré des vents, la dérive de mars
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Le kaléidoscopé
Mixed Media
60" X 69"
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Basse plaine d'un horsain-major
Mixed Media
30" X 24"
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L'appel aux aurores du lare
Mixed Media
48" X 24"
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Le dételé d'orient
Mixed Media
36" X 36"
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Au pas de fado, je m’ennivre
Mixed Media
36" X 36"
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L'étrange fiction du minot
Mixed Media
24" X 24"
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La printanière bleue
Mixed Media
72" X 60"
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Odes d'automne, la toilette de novembre
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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La citadelle de rothart
Mixed Media
96" X 60"
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Deça et delà, j'erre
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Portail des huitains
Mixed Media
72" X 36"
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Operette
Mixed Media
48" X 24"
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La levée de l'ouest
Mixed Media
30" X 24"
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Petites cippes des hannetons
Mixed Media
24" X 30"
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La dérive des atteles
Mixed Media
36" X 60"
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Le projeteur condamné de nuit
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Le relayeur subordonné
Mixed Media
60" X 96"
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Les douairières aux psaumes
Mixed Media
36" X 60"
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L'euphorie des dahus
Mixed Media
40" X 40"
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Le porteur de l'épitre
Mixed Media
24" X 30"
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Chapeliere du Cardinaliat
Mixed Media on canvas
60" X 36"
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Horse-circuit
Mixed Media on canvas
36" X 48"
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