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The Art Portfolio of Pierre-Luc Deziel

A detail of a sculptural painting made with black projectionsLes Dividus (detail), mixed media

Pierre-Luc Deziel is an artist who explores the boundary between painting and sculpture, often using methods and philosophies native to both approaches in an individual work. Pierre’s current oeuvre uses the notion of social constructions as a jumping-off point.

A photo of a sculptural painting taken from the side to show volumeThe Saberwings (perspective), mixed media


As we saw in our previous feature of Pierre-Luc’s exploration of social constructions, the artworks translate ideas about the nature and result of numerous interactions into a concrete, “constructed” art object. While the works are essentially paintings, the artist emphasizes a focus on the materiality of paint and canvas, and the relationship between the two, to such an extent that the “painting” becomes a solid, three-dimensional object.

The front page of Pierre-Luc Deziel's art portfolio


It’s really interesting how the various components and projections of Pierre’s works come together to form a cohesive whole. The artist’s use of black-on-black, flecked with accents of brighter colour, does a nice job of emulating the look of heavily textured brush marks, especially from a distance. I look forward to seeing more of Pierre’s works from recent years!

A close-up detail of a sculptural paintingThe Landmark (detail), mixed media

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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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