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Catherine Bourassa-Hebert's Painting and Printmaking Portfolio


An abstract painting with circular figuresCSS IV Untitled 6, acrylic on canvas

Abstract artist Catherine Bourassa-Hebert divides her time between Montréal and Boston, creating works in painting and printmaking. The artist’s works veer toward abstraction, though they often borrow recognizable forms along the way.


A study of circular forms made with stark contrast and dark colorsCSS IV Untitled 7, acrylic on canvas

 

I enjoy Catherine’s particular approach to painted abstraction. In our previous feature of the artist’s patterns and prints, we looked at Catherine’s numerous Circle Studies. These paintings, while functioning as an ongoing series, vary wildly in terms of color and composition. The only thing that remains consistent throughout is the presence of the circular form.


The front page of Catherine Bourassa-Hebert's art websiteCatherine's portfolio website, www.catbh.com

 

Catherine’s use of geometry overall is very interesting – while her works are abstract, I get the sense that the geometric forms function in a way that human figures might, in a portrait or landscape. Similar to some works by Lili Phelouzat, Catherine’s geometric forms serve as a focal point, and perhaps a jumping-off point for the construction of an overall composition which incorporates a variety of different mark-making methods.


A painting of several circular forms and paint dripsCSS III Untitled 10, acrylic on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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