Sharp, Sculptural Paintings by Pierre-Luc Deziel
Pierre-Luc Deziel is interested in exposing the constructed nature of reality, and he does this through sharp, sculptural paintings that are part of the canvas and yet seem bent on escaping it.
I find that Pierre-Luc’s three-dimensional works have an almost street-art, graffiti-like aesthetic. The sharp lines of material have the look and feel of a steel structure or blueprint that is collapsing in on its self, folding into a black hole perhaps. Pierre-Luc is determined, in his work, to cement the materiality of the painting – his works are very conceptual and the entire idea is contained in the way that the canvas is constructed – it becomes a built object in itself, rather than simply a surface to hold paint.
Pierre-Luc, on his art website, describes his practice as labour intensive, involving a great number of different materials used to achieve the desired effect – that final effect being a painting that creates a truly dynamic viewing experience.