The Illusion of Elegance - New work by Sylvain Louis-Seize
24 September 2011 — 17 October 2011
Sylvain Louis-Seize's latest paintings are fresh, lush explorations of our idealization of nature. The new works raise questions about nostalgic representations of landscape and our increasing distance from the natural world. "Nobody has ever seen landscapes like the ones Louis-Seize paints," says art critic Gary Michael Dault. "And that is because he paints only the Idea of Landscape. Which is both liberating and disconcerting." Each landscape evolves and reveals itself through the layering and deconstructing of the mediums used: oil, acrylic, tar and liquid metal, with surfaces skimmed by a gleaming clear resin coating.