Canada Dubai - Opera Gallery

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Canada Dubai - Opera Gallery
A Piece
of
Canada
in
Dubai
Johanne Corno
Rock Therrien
Sylvain Tremblay
Johanne Corno
Johanne Corno is one of Opera Gallery’s
best-selling artists, having shown her work
in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver
and New York. Her work is now on
permanent display in Opera Gallery’s 10
branches across the world; and recently
the CBC French TV network broadcast
a short documentary on her career.
MORE Magazine has named her one
of the ‘Top 40 over 40 Women’ in Canada, while Chatelaine Magazine listed
her in its ‘Top 100 Women in Quebec’.
Corno uses bold brusæhstrokes to wow
her audience, incorporating representations
of her vivacious energy and style through
the use of textured colours. Her portraiture
invokes daring statements - something
particularly visible throughout her series of
Marilyn Monroe abstracts.
Face on green
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 183 cm - 60 x 72 in.
Blonde on black
Acrylic on canvas
Diptych: 183 x 244 cm - 72 x 96 in.
Blonde and orange fluo
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 183 cm - 60 x 72 in.
Left:
Small blonde
Acrylic on canvas
91 x 122 cm - 36 x 48 in.
Right:
Face with black hair
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 183 cm - 60 x 72 in.
S ylvain T remblay
Sylvain Tremblay has had extensive experience
in graphic design, specialising in creating unique
artwork for clothing and apparel, as well as in
interior design. The artist has exhibited across the
world, from New York to Shanghai, Hong Kong
and Seoul to London. His works have been described as ‘converging on the human condition in an
industrialised, urban context’, featuring elongated
and roughly sketched figures of humanity. “Just as
the experiences in life weather us physically and
emotionally, I want to express this in art, that’s
why I like to work with texture; the crackling and
the overall look of used, weathered and lived in”, he
said.
Tremblay was selected by the Canada Council for
Arts to represent Canada at the World Universal
Exhibition, in China (2010). In March 2012 Tremblay
took part in ‘Canada Week’ in Dubai, presenting a
work to the President of the Canadian University in
Dubai. This work is currently displayed at the main
entrance of the University, to promote Canadian art
abroad, and marked the UAE’s 41st National Day.
Regard sur un nouveau monde
Mixed media on canvas
91,5 x 122 cm - 36 x 48 in.
Être sans limite
Mixed media on canvas
152,5 x 213,5 cm - 60 x 84 in.
Dialogue sans mot
Mixed media on canvas
91,5 x 152,5 cm - 36 x 60 in.
Bleu urbain
Mixed media on canvas
61 x 122 cm - 24 x 48 in.
Horizon abstrait
Mixed media on canvas
61 x 183 cm - 24 x 72 in.
‘‘X’’ urbain
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 91,5 cm - 48 x 36 in.
Êtres multiples
Mixed media on canvas
76 x 76 cm - 30 x 30 in.
Synergie abstraite
Mixed media on canvas
183 x 213,5 cm - 72 x 84 in.
R ock T herrien
Noblesse et royauté
Mixed media on canvas
Diptych: 122 x 244 cm - 48 x 96 in.
Born in 1970 near Quebec, Rock Therrien
is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration
from his daily life, environment and surroundings. His studio in the heart of the Laurentian
Mountains provides ample inspiration and
material from which to kick-start his creative
mind.
“I paint, for the joy of it, for amusement,
but far removed from being simply an
entertaining activity; my art allows me to
express an idea, sometimes a message,
most often a thought…”, Therrien said in an
artist statement. “Through its colourful and
humorous scenes, and owing to a naïve
treatment of the round-featured characters,
my pieces catch the eye, provide me with a
soapbox and create a special link with the
spectator”, he continued.
The artist uses a characteristic curve
technique to represent people, places and
situations, drawing circular motifs to
represent life on canvas. He sands down his
already textured paintings to create a ‘used’
look, thus aging the artwork.
Machine gum
Mixed media on canvas
152,5 x 76 cm - 60 x 30 in.
Bubble gum
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 122 cm - 48 x 48 in.
Gardiens
Mixed media on canvas
Diptych: 152,5 x 244 cm - 60 x 96 in.
Les Distingués
Mixed media on canvas
Diptych: 183 x 183 cm - 72 x 72 in.
Night owl
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 122 cm - 48 x 48 in.
3.
1.
A chacun sa tasse de thé
Mixed media on canvas
76 x 152,5 cm - 30 x 60 in.
1.
2. Tea for two
Mixed media on canvas
Diptych: 122 x 183 cm - 48 x 72 in.
Tea Party
Mixed media on canvas
152,5 x 76 cm - 60 x 30 in.
3.
2.
Pan Am
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 122 cm - 48 x 48 in.
Emirates
Mixed media on canvas
122 x 122 cm - 48 x 48 in.
La Magasineuse
Mixed media on canvas
91,5 x 183 cm - 36 x 72 in.
La Famille dinde
Mixed media on canvas
Diptych: 152,5 x 152,5 cm - 60 x 60 in.
In collaboration with the Government of Canada in the UAE
www.operagallery.com
Gate Village Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre.T +971 (0)4 323 0909. [email protected]