Les yeux clos

Painting by Richard-Max Tremblay.

Richard-Max TREMBLAY
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay
c. 1993
Acrylic on canvas
163 x 194 cm
© Musée régional de Rimouski.


Richard-Max Tremblay

Richard-Max Tremblay was born in Bromptonville, Quebec and now lives and works in Montreal. He divides his time between artistic production inspired by photography and work as a photographer of works of art.

"Without directly using the photographic medium, Richard-Max Tremblay elicits and suggests this form. His work explores all possible intersections between painting and photography. Based mainly on esthetic relations and allusions to the genre, his borrowings from photography not only evoke the medium but also speak of a certain history of seeing." (Excerpted from the Admonitor placard published by Dazibao)

Richard-Max Tremblay completed a bachelor of plastic arts at Université du Québec à Montréal in 1975. In 1980, he did a Post Graduate in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths’ College of Art and Design, University of London, London, England. His individual exhibitions include those presented at Espace 502, Belgo Building, Montreal (!996), Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke (1996), Musée région Read More
Richard-Max Tremblay

Richard-Max Tremblay was born in Bromptonville, Quebec and now lives and works in Montreal. He divides his time between artistic production inspired by photography and work as a photographer of works of art.

"Without directly using the photographic medium, Richard-Max Tremblay elicits and suggests this form. His work explores all possible intersections between painting and photography. Based mainly on esthetic relations and allusions to the genre, his borrowings from photography not only evoke the medium but also speak of a certain history of seeing." (Excerpted from the Admonitor placard published by Dazibao)

Richard-Max Tremblay completed a bachelor of plastic arts at Université du Québec à Montréal in 1975. In 1980, he did a Post Graduate in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths’ College of Art and Design, University of London, London, England. His individual exhibitions include those presented at Espace 502, Belgo Building, Montreal (!996), Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke (1996), Musée régional de Rimouski (1995), Espace 502, Belgo Building, Montreal (1994), Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montréal (1994), Musée d’art de Joliette (1994) and Galerie Graff, Montreal (1992, 1990). His works have been included in numerous group exhibitions in Quebec, Paris, Marseille and Toulouse, France, and Bâle, Switzerland. He has taken part in several documentary video projects that have won international awards.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Understand that art can influence and reflect culture by conveying social and ethical issues
  • Be aware that the creative process is influenced by personal experience.
  • Understand that our reaction to art is based on our own experiences
  • Be aware of the diversity of Francophone art across Canada
  • Develop an appreciation of historical and contemporary Francophone art in Canada
  • Recognize the role of the curator in choosing, researching and interpreting art for exhibition

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