Space is the dominant theme in Patrice Charbonneau’s paintings. When a work begins, an arrangement of lines and planes outlines the idea of a site, a place, a landscape, or an interior. With a concurrent architectural practice, the artist is interested in the way space is imagined, appropriated, inhabited, and adapted to use. Lived space is neither uniform nor random. Rather, it is influenced by culture, habits, and experience. Everyone possesses a personal topography, invisible to others and often unconscious. It is precisely this human space that interests Charbonneau.
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