Historical Connections - Alex Colville and Louis-Philippe Côté

Some aspects of Louis-Philippe Côté’s painting are quite similar to the work of the renowned artist Alex Colville (born in 1920). As a war painter with the Canadian army in the early 1940s, Colville developed an interest in representing contemporary experience, which he expresses in rigorously constructed compositions. His sometimes troubling images juxtapose figures and places in a dreamlike manner and seek to create a tension with elements outside the frame, so as to reveal the constructed nature of the pictorial space.
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