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Laurence Nerbonne

Laurence Nerbonne is recognized for her sharp brushstrokes exhibiting a maturity far beyond her 27 years of age. Born in the Outaouais, and now living in Montreal, this self-taught artist focuses on the human face as her visual inspiration, as such; it is now the central point of her work. Beginning by photographing live models, Nerbonne uses acrylic paints to bring to life portraits of large dimension. She carefully chooses subtle yet powerful colors to express the emotional landscape of each of her subjects. Her canvases are inhabited by characters that emerge from the surrounding darkness, bathed in a fixed light. Her use of shadows creates a powerful contrast of light and dark, which conveys a striking portrait wrought with emotion. The subjects, male, female, or child, carry a raw humanity rooted in their intense gaze. Nerbonne captivates the viewer creating an intimate, personal connection through the authenticity and rawness of her characters. It is in the stripping down of their identity that Nerbonne reveals the characters true natural state, as her inspiration affirms, "The face carries the mark of the soul that it hides."

In Out of Site, Nerbonne questions the limitations of traditional icons and models, whether popular or religious. This has led Nerbonne to isolate these figures away from standard referential details, questioning their role in society; all the while understanding that these icons cannot fully be removed from existing frameworks. Through careful scrutiny, and observational skills, Nerbonne paints beyond the superficial, and captures the very essence of her models. Nerbonne gives life to her large-scale canvasses, manipulating light and shadow to create a palpable intimacy between subject and viewer; the face becomes a landscape, summoning the viewer to explore. The ultimate search for the artistic identity of her work continues, focusing on portraying raw emotion outside of the structured confines.

Bianca VI
24" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
Le visionnaire VI
24" X 30"

Acrylic on canvas
Soldat VI
60" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
Sophie
30" X 30"

Acrylic on canvas
Traces Mnésiques
28" X 38"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude V
24" X 30"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude VI
24" X 30"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude VII
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
Scaphandre
40" X 40"

Acrylic on canvas
Blonde II
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
Olsen
20" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
Soldat III
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
Modern Face
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
Les yeux noirs V
64" X 96"

Acrylic on canvas
Clochette IV
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
Le Visionnaire
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
Laurence VII
48" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude 1
20" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude 2
20" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
Étude 4
20" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
Le model
72" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
Monroe is Dead 4
48" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
Dédoublement II
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
 

 

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Blonde
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Les visionnaires
48" X 72"
Acrylic on canvas
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Bianca V
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Soldat II
24" X 20"

Acrylic on canvas
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David
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Modern face II
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Bianca III
48" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Soldat
48" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Étude 3
20" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
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Angie
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Les Yeux Noirs IV
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Catherine Rose III
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Clochette VI
30" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Clochette II
48" X 48"
Acrylic on canvas
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Monroe is Dead III
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Monroe is Dead II
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence VI
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Kreature
30" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Sama II
36" X 42"

Acrylic on canvas
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Monroe Is Dead
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laura III
72" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
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Poupée de son III
46" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence II
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Sama
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Clochette III
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Les Yeux Noirs II
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence III
72" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence V
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Le Visionnaire IV
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence I
24" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence IV
48" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laubecivile
36" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Noir de mars
72" X 90"

Acrylic on canvas
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Bianca II
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Poupée de son V
48" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Ange de charbon
72" X 96"

Acrylic on canvas
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Clochette
48" X 60"
Acrylic on canvas
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Le visionnaire V
36" X 48"
Acrylic on canvas
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Catherine Rose
33 " X 38"

Acrylic on canvas
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Sang d’encre #2
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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Poupée de son #2
48" X 72"
Acrylic on canvas
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Autoportrait
36" X 48"
Acrylic on canvas
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Le visionnnaire III
48" X 60"

Acrylic on canvas
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L'Ange de nuit II
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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L'Ange de nuit
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Marron
60" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laurence VIII
30" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Bianca
22" X 24"

Acrylic on canvas
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Poupée d'etain I
72" X 90"

Acrylic on canvas
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Poupée d'etain II
72" X 96"

Acrylic on canvas
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De Doublement
60" X 72"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laura II
48" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Laura
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Nature morte
36" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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American girl
48" X 36"

Acrylic on canvas
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Bianca IV
48" X 48"

Acrylic on canvas
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Les Yeux Noirs I
72" X 90"

Acrylic on canvas
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