Lise Leroux: Art statement
Lise Leroux lives and works in Montérégie. Born in an agricultural setting, land represents an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her. Having obtained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from UQAM, in 2010, she perfected her skills in printed art, monotypes, and collagraphy, at Atelier Circulaire and Atelier Galerie Alain Piroir in Montréal.
For the past few years, nature and human beings have constituted her main sources of inspiration. Her introspective work demands techniques that are at once intuitive and random, and more well thought out. Leroux doesn’t seek to reproduce nature, but rather to express and share sensory experiences. The artist explores hybrid forms that mix figurative work with abstraction. Her pieces feature organic shapes composed of traces and imprints of fabricated objects, or even urban perspectives expressed through surrealist topographies. Leroux proposes a very personal unprecedented world, in which space is deconstructed and the viewer’s imagination is given free rein.
The artist uses a neutral palette, dominated by the colour grey. Monotypes, mixed media, acrylic, and charcoal are her mediums of choice.
Lise Leroux has participated in numerous group exhibitions, in addition to two solo exhibitions in Montréal in 2019.
Translation by Lisa Waite