Denis Larouche a.o.c.a.d.
Alumnus of the
Ontario College of Art and Design
"... as though to let him know that creation was only
the product of a dance of atoms ...”
Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before.
"The Sky and the Earth are as old as I am,
and the thousands of things are one."
Zhuang Zi, circa 300 B.C.
"If the doors of perception were cleansed
everything would appear to man as it is, infinite"
process of deconstructing and reconstructing matter and space, how many
ways can the artist interpret a sky, water, or the earth? Because its
very nature implies change, we accept the many identities assumed by our
environment, while our own tendency towards organization makes us look
for and find structure in it. Our mind groups and organizes these
various elements. In the deconstructed space that is the natural
environment, a single symbolic element defines it and gives it meaning.
This familiar form is enough for us to reconstruct a landscape. It all
comes down to our perception and acceptance of these painted shapes.
fascinated by the idea, in physics, that light, matter and energy can be
one and the same. That they originate from a single source. This concept
influences the way I see the world and the way I paint
at the level of nuclear particles there is no real difference between
solid, liquid and gas, between a tree and a man, the notion of
distinct physical entity loses its meaning. Water, air and earth are
made of the same elements and there is no clear separation, “…only a
dance of atoms…” In this way, the object-subject becomes a point of
reference. But it only defines the space surrounding it, giving it
meaning. The treatment of this space becomes a search in itself. An
interrogation on the structure of Matter, and the nature of what we call
wonder about the inclusion of quantic equations into a painting. Put
physics being a way of seeing and describing the world - though a much
more precise and measured one - these two disciplines really are
painting, is the result of observation, interrogation and
not a study of the structure of matter, but a reflection on this
structure, on this discovery by science that all things are one and
proceed from the same source.
artist pursues his deconstruction of space, the viewer is invited to
become aware of his own reconstruction process, of this Gestalt bridging
the gap between the artist and the viewer.
Gatineau (Hull), QC