Zerbe, Alexandre

Alexandre Zerbe was born in Montréal, in 1974.

Zerbe paints and draws everyday. Inspired by photographs he takes of his own city or from the ones he travels to, Zerbe chooses surprising viewpoints rather than the obviously traditional scenes. He is interested in the geometry of the urban landscape, the vertical and horizontal intersections of lines that make up a modern city.

Whether the subject is a person, a room’s interior or a cityscape, every part of the composition claims your attention at once. Your gaze moves across the image, settling nowhere. In a view through a window, chimney tops, telephone wires and balconies all seem equally meaningful and this experience of registering all of the information at once is akin to physically being in the scene.

Zerbe’s technique is stylized: he usually sketches compositions before beginning to paint, mindful not to “over-finish” a piece as he wants the liveliness of the sketch to remain visible. His purposely discernable brushstrokes, boldly unpredictable color choices like bright red skies, black contour lines adopted from the essence of drawing, and the calligraphy of his signature are all markers of his singular style.

Same Old & New By Night

Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 40

Quand Vient L'Automne

26 x 54
acrylic on Canvas
SOLD

Night Hawks in Cuba (Hotel Capri, Havana)

Acrylic on canvas
40 x 60

Les Nuits Consecutives

60 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas
Metro Industrial Charcoal Frame

Longue Nuit Verticale

48 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas
Burnt Tobacco Faux Leather Frame

Fugue

Acrylic on canvas
24 x 48
SOLD

Ruelle électrique (Nocturne)

Acrylic on canvas
36 x 60
SOLD

Behind The Night

Acrylic in Canvas
40 x 60
Framed

Dreamwalking in Chinatown

Acrylic on canvas
20 x 70 inches
SOLD

Faire le vide

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 40
SOLD

Les Toits de Lilie

acrylic on canvas
80 inches x 40 inches

La nuit des Pyrénées

Acrylic on canvas
48 x 60
SOLD

Over the Blue

Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 36
SOLD

Petite rue gauche bis

Acrylic on canvas
23 x 35
SOLD

Fameux

Acrylic on canvas
72 x 48
SOLD

Petite rue gauche

Acrylic on canvas
24 x 40
SOLD

Little Night Boulevard

Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 28
SOLD

Bright Rainy Day

acrylic on canvas
72 x 30
SOLD

Les Nuits Etherees

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 60
SOLD

Midnight Bridge

Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 30
Framed
SOLD