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For over twenty years, the phenomenon of phosphorescence has been central in Pierre Bruneau artistic approach. His pieces morph as they react to variations in light. In day light, the canvases are monochromatic but with increasing darkness, images reveal themselves, filigreed in the matter until in full darkness only the luminous interventions remain, immaterial, ungraspable. His most recent work addresses some complex and mysterious aspects of human nature. Underneath the skin-colored pigment of the delicate surfaces reside evocative portraits, indiscernible to light.

Pierre Bruneau also pursues a postal art project which over the years has developed into striking proportions. Since April 1989 and without interruption, the artist has produced art pieces in limited edition on monthly basis to be send by mail to a limited number of subscribers. This practice provides the collectors with a unique access to the artist’s creative process, his ideas, projects and reflections.


New Web pages
A website update was undertaken recently. In the coming weeks, new sections will be added to the current content. You will discover, in particular, the recent series of paintings of the artist on the theme of the moucharabieh. A section will also be dedicated to in situ installation.

20 years of mail art: an exhibition project
2017 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the mail art project of Pierre Bruneau. A retrospective exhibition project of this singular aspect of the artist's production is in preparation. More details soon!

A new installation of Pierre Bruneau in preparation
Pierre Bruneau attended the 6th National Biennial of contemporary sculpture, which is held in Trois-Rivières (June 19 - August 31, 2014). The artist proposition, entitled “L’espace d’une vie”, although simple at a first glance, develops to stunning revelations to who lingers on.

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First solo exhibition of Pierre Bruneau in Toronto
De Luca Gallery presented the first solo exhibition of Pierre Bruneau in Toronto from January 9 to February 15, 2014. The exhibition featured recent works by the artist, as well as some older works revolving around the theme of the window.


The artist at work
In 2012, Marc-André Barsalou directed a short film in the studio of Pierre Bruneau. In minutes, the viewer is immersed into the private world of the artist. Music, signed Geneviève Toupin, rhythms the meticulous brush strokes of the artist.


An exhibit booth noticed at “The Artist Project”
In 2012, Pierre Bruneau also attended The Artist Project art show held in Toronto. His work has generated much excitement among both the public and the management team. His booth was even chosen as the «coup de coeur » of the director of the show. Dale Einarson has also realized a short animation during the event:


Works of Pierre Bruneau are part of the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée régional de Rimouski, Postal museums of both Canada and France, as well as in private collections in Canada, Europe and the United States.

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