Claude Le Blanc
The quest for authenticity is what Claude Le Blanc is all about. Far from the computer tool related to 3D production, the artist constructs, deconstructs and reinterprets his works unceasingly until he arrives at the representation of an emotion, of what is the purest in the artistic expression. The boat, its recurring theme, expresses in nuances a range of emotions by its palette of colors or by the unexpected textures of the scraped wood panels on which he paints.
Oil and acrylic.
Claude Le Blanc has a degree in Fine Arts from the College of Vieux-Montréal. At the age of 26, he opened his own gallery-boutique in a space on St-Denis Street which remained an important trend setter in craft and design until its closing in 1990. Benefiting from a few sabbatical years, Le Blanc explores different mediums and techniques that he felt would enable him to make his art progress. It is with great enthusiasm that he undertakes the creation of digital works for a few years. In 2000, an introspection brings the artist back to basics: painting.
Born in 1951 in Montréal.
Several exhibitions and a Canadian government grant allowed Claude Le Blanc to establish himself in the North American art market.
Private and corporate collections in Canada, United States and Europe.
Numerous articles, interviews and reports on the artist’s career in national newspapers and art magazines.