Renée Duval

Delirium

 
In 2011, I began to make paintings of symmetrical trees based on my photos-collages. The resulting works are somewhat hallucinatory - both resolutely realistic as well as preternatural. 

 

My paintings are characterized by a commitment to the alchemy of the representational painting as well as a passionate engagement with the language of paint. As a painter, I am strongly influenced by the history of art as well as by Indian devotional painting and the indigenous art of the Pacific Northwest coast where I am originally from.

 

The paintings in my exhibition Delirium, attempt to occupy a space between two perceptions in order to emphasize the mutability of perception and allow a  reconciliation between the mundane and the miraculous.

 

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