Through an intuitive approach, Jean-François Lauda’s practice grapples with the exploration and disintegration of painting. Embracing the unexpected and seeking to understand the residual traces of the image, the artist’s research is characterized by gradual formal transformations as well as raw application of color. The artist’s practice evokes self-reflexive associations, whether through erased and fleeting gestures, juxtaposed geometric bands and fragmented or concealed elements, Lauda’s compositions reveal, in the interplay of their details, a constant desire to shift the susceptible elements of chance into a kind of aesthetics of finesse.
Lauda works and lives in Montreal. He has participated to the 30th Symposium d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in 2012 and was also part of the Painting Project at Galerie de l’UQAM in 2013. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions such as Pimps and Fishmongers, a solo exhibition shown at VSVSVS (Toronto) in 2013, at Galerie Erin Stump Projects, Battat Contemporary, Vie d’ange Club in Montreal and at Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco) in2015. His artworks are part of private and public collections such as Hydro-Québec, National Bank of Canada and TD Bank in Toronto.
Prêt d’Oeuvres d’Art, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
National Bank of Canada