Born in Sept-Iles, Québec, and now living and working in Montréal, Boudro still considers himself a true New Yorker at heart. The city’s enigmatic charm overtook the artist at a young age and has continued to act as an endless source of inspiration. Energetic, vibrant and full of bold colorways, his works reflect the restless lifestyle and feverish atmosphere that is a staple of the Big Apple. In his pursuit to accurately capture the constant flux of a busy city life, Boudro describes his trajectory as “an urban ballet under the crushing weight of advertising.”
Throughout Boudro’s career, spanning over 30 years, his artistic roots have been firmly planted in pop art. Taking inspiration from the great fellowship of pop art’s history (i.e. Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist), Boudro’s exacting style deliberately marries a pop aesthetic with illustrative and graphic foundations. This confluence is achieved through the artist’s use of unexpected juxtapositions, fantastical, dreamlike compositions and a sardonic sense of humor. He looks to romanticize the mundane, reinvent the familiar, and to electrify and charge those who stop and stare.
The artist, like the collages of images he creates, brings an amalgam of experience to his process. Boudro has a deep understanding of marketing and industrial design, as well as a thorough background in painting, sculpture, and screen printing. With well over 60 exhibitions under his belt, which include Canada, USA, France and Switzerland, Boudro is steadily making his mark on the international art circuit.