A high modern abstract, monumentally-scaled sculpture by sculptor, André Fauteux, in welded steel and brass. Transfiguration was commissioned for Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Transfiguration was commissioned for Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dimensions: 23' x 7.5' x 5.25' feet and is now available through Oeno Gallery. It is a testament to minimalist, process sculpture of the late modern period. Working elegantly with negative and positive space, Fauteux has achieved a delicate lightness of ascending form.
André Fauteux is a Canadian artist born in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada on March 15, 1946, who
now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Fauteux is a sculptor known for his abstract welded steel
sculpture, which relates to geometric abstraction. His modernist sculptures are also
associated with the formalist ideas associated with Clement Greenberg.
Fauteux moved to Ibiza, Spain in 1967, where he met other artists, including Coughty Graham
and Gordon Rayner. While in Ibiza, he wrote and only began sculpture after his return moved
to Toronto in 1969. His first work was made of wood.
Fauteux worked at Isaacs Gallery in the late 1960's. In 1970, he received his first Canada
Council grant for the arts. Fauteux worked with Anthony Caro, at York University in 1974 and
1975. He showed in the gallery Sable Castelli in the city for over 25 years. In New York, he
exhibited with Gallery William Edward associated.
In 1987, Fauteux, was chosen by Helen Frankenthaler as one of five artists selected to receive
the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation awards presented at the Guggenheim Museum. Also in
1987, he participated Triangle Barcelona, Casa de La Caridad, Barcelona, where he made a
large round sculpture, which is now a Holocaust memorial in the Parc de La Ciutadella.
Fauteux returned to Spain in 1990 to make the sculpture in the centre D'art La Rectoria, Sant
Pere de Vilamajor, in Catalonia.
The sculpture of Fauteux is spare in form, and non-referential. The sculptures include visual
spaces, often with a rhythmic quality made of repeated elements and over-lapping areas.
Examples of this are the group of galvanized sculptures of the pyramid in a triangle 1976 no. 1
and in details such as the Verve 1975, Moreau 1977, and Rosalino Roll, 1977. There are clearly
connected elements in such works as Smith 1974, 1976 of the Empire, and the Fountain of