Les isolés

Mathieu Lévesque

Les isolés

  • Exhibition
© Mathieu Lévesque

Mathieu Lévesque holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in visual and media arts from UQAM. Through his pictorial practice, he approaches painting as a concrete and material object from which he disorganizes the conventional aspects of elaboration and components in order to better reveal its material dimensions, the traces of its realization as well as its layout. His work has been exhibited in individual and group exhibitions such as Horizons - This is the Place (Galerie Trois Points, 2018), Shapé (Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto, 2019), Se mettre à l'œuvre (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2016) and 2G4E (Regart, centre d'artistes en art actuel, 2016). 


12 February 2021 to 20 March 2021

If some painter's actions are underlying their aesthetic and conceptual intentions, they are also determined by practical and material factors. The particular and recurring gestures, which generate styles, palettes and subsequently corpus of works, are often the result of a succession of habits, tics even errors. It is in this perspective that Mathieu Lévesque's most recent research focuses on this ambiguity between the painter's know-how and laissez-faire. While it is common within the practice of painting to repaint rejected paintings, Mathieu Lévesque dwells on the radicality of this precise action which for him underlines the limits of the frame and accentuates materiality.