1. Dan BRAULT
    Painter's table, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    137,2 x 121,9 cm

    Collection particulière
  2. Dan BRAULT
    Night vapors, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    63,5 x 48,3 cm
  3. Dan BRAULT
    The collector, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    91,4 x 101,6 cm
  4. Dan BRAULT
    Painter's skull, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    91,4 x 101,6 cm
  5. Dan BRAULT
    The poets nest, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    101,6 x 91,4 cm
  6. Dan BRAULT
    Small candlestick, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    60,9 x 45,7 cm

    Collection particulière
  7. Dan BRAULT
    Winter solstice, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    137,2 x 152,4 cm
  8. Dan BRAULT
    Smoke poem, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    60,9 x 45,7 cm
  9. Dan BRAULT
    Dawn empire, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    63,5 x 48,3 cm

    Collection particulière
  10. Dan BRAULT
    Serenade, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    101,6 x 91,4 cm
  11. Dan BRAULT
    Painter's glasses, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    60,9 x 45,7 cm
  12. Dan BRAULT
    Painter's breakfast, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    137,2 x 121,9 cm
  13. Dan BRAULT
    Astronomy's mysteries, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    60,9 x 45,7 cm


Introduction

Dan Brault's painting is constructed by mixing signs, codes, styles and aesthetics, accumulating a host of graphic elements, sometimes abstract, sometimes from popular culture. The result is a dreamlike and expressive vision, at times raw and testifying to the artist's enthusiasm and baroque sensibility. In this, the artist imposes an intuitive relationship to painting, the experience he offers being above all oriented towards pleasure and trouble. From this significant dissonance, the viewer experiences a euphoric loss of reference points and a questioning of the limits of the genre.

"My practice in painting is based on the confrontation between images of various aesthetic origins which draw from the codes, history and genres of the medium. This results in the production of paintings with various styles and techniques, ranging from hard-edge painting to comics, and borrowing from other more classical genres such as gestural abstraction or still life. Beyond the basic game of quotations and borrowings, I draw from a vast bank of historical motifs by mixing and excerpting, like a DJ.

As a result, my paintings echo each other as much as they clash, forming a kind of syntactic composition that overflows their own frame. The units, thus juxtaposed, continue this already present game of sampling and act as an intermediary for this pluralist aesthetic thought. Finally, the eclectic nature of my paintings and the way in which they are placed in space suggest a current consideration of the nature and history of painting and its relationship with our times. "(Artist's words)



Dan Brault was born in 1979 in Montreal, Canada.
He now lives and works in Quebec City.

Regularly exhibited in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Belgium and UAE, his works are also part of the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Baie-St-Paul, the BMO - Bank of Montreal (Toronto), Loto Quebec, Caisses Desjardins, as well as the collection of the Colas Foundation in France.

Dan Brault is also part of the selection 100 Painters of Tomorrow, presented by London art dealer Kurt Beers and published in 2014 by Thames & Hudson Editions.

He is represented by Laroche-Joncas Gallery in Montreal and Galerie 3 in Quebec City.

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