Couturier, Dominic

Dominic Couturier was born in Montreal in 1973. He lives and works in Longueuil, Quebec.

Each painting involves a series of gestures. Collectively these represent the artist’s consciousness in space, at a moment in time. His paintings are a dense impasto, works that involves motions, collages, drippings, and invention. His resource is the availability of things. The artist scours reality to invent a dream.

A self-taught artist, Couturier comments, “I never have a subject to paint. Why paint?” and so he goes the experimental road, integrating fragments of real elements, a floor tile, a brick, and these are combined with patterned motifs, dots, crosses, then drips, accumulations of paint or tar. There is no intention in this artist’s work, but there is a sense of where he wants the painting to go. Instinct is a valued guide. Dominic Couturier makes the art happen with a sense of the moment. These are like memory projections, invented scenarios, found as art. Couturier’s paintings challenge our imagination, and encourage us to project our imagination into them.

EDUCATION

Studies with Longueuil painter Rémy Bono, Longueuil, Québec Parlimage School of Cinema, Montréal, Québec
Studies engraving & lithography, Claire Workshop, Zocalo, Old Longueuil, Québec
Studies with artist Michel Beaucage, Zocalo Studio, Old Longueuil,
Studies computer graphics, Institut Icaire, Montréal, Québec

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Medioevo Prossimo II, Han Art, Montréal, Québec
2007 Medioevo Prossimo,Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, On
Medioevo Prossimo,Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, Idaho
2006 Medioevo Prossimo,Han Art, Westmount, Québec
Costa Mental, Vieux Presbytère St-Mark, Longueuil, Québec
2005 2 Artistes de Foyer St-Antoine, Han Art, Montréal, Québec
2004 Monoecia, Han Art, Montréal, Québec
Buena Vista Social Pasta, Pratt & Whitney Canada Exhibitions, Longueuil, Québec
2002 645 Wellington Workshop, Montréal, Québec
2000 Brincadeira Fora, Montréal, Québec
1997 Les Forges Daigneault, Longueuil, Québec

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2008 In the Corner, Oeno Gallery Special Toronto Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario La relève impressionne, Atelier Circulaire, Longueuil, Québec
2007 Toronto International Art Fair
2007 Han Art, Toronto, Ontario Mont Royal Centre, Montréal, Québec
1991 Québec 1995
2007 ArtDC, Washington, DC Friesen Gallery, Seattle, USA
Siamo tutti fauna, Vieux Presbytère St-Mark, Longueuil, QC Saisons Nijinsky, Maison Culture Frontenac, Montréal, Canada Duo avec Denis Godbout, Atelier Konstruktionsvögel, Longueuil, Québec
2006 Toronto International Art Fair
2006 Han Art, Toronto, Ontario
2005 Toronto International Art Fair
2005 Han Art, Toronto, Ontario
Celebrating a Decade in Contemporary Art, Han Art, Westmount, Québec
2004 Toronto International Art Fair
2004 Han Art, Toronto, Ontario
The Blake House Art Show, Toronto, Ontario
Engine Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1995 Sigraphe, Icarus Institute Program, Los Angeles, USA

Monoecia I

Mixed Media on Canvas
12 x 16
Framed
SOLD

Monoecia 2

Mixed Media on Canvas
12 x 16
SOLD