Renée Duval, "Bacchus", 2014
Renée Duval, "Bacchus", 2014, oil on canvas, 48” x 100”
For her latest series, Gods and Monsters, Renée Duval spent four years painting large-scale trees, allowing each image to mutate so the trees look neither natural nor unnatural. She underscores the hallucinatory effect by giving the images a physical presence similar in size to that of the actual tree. Duval was born in British Columbia and lives in Montreal.