Alexandre Masino "Le temple secret" (view when open)
Alexandre Masino "Le temple secret" (view when open) encaustic and gold leaf on panel 48.5" x 32.5" (closed) / 48.5" x 65.5" (open)
Opening Celebration ~ Thursday, April 3, 5-8 pm / artist in attendance
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Alexandre Masino was born in Montreal, and holds a B.F.A. with distinction in Studio Art from Concordia University. His artistic reach extends throughout Canada, United States and Europe.
Intimate Immensities is a collection of works illustrating Masino’s 3 major themes: still lifes, landscape, and the figure. The show will present a wide survey of the various possibilities of encaustic and the scope of the artist’s approach. It is possible that Intimate Immensities may be Masino’s largest complete show to date. This exhibit is definitely not to be missed.
“Alexandre Masino’s approach is foremost pictorial and is deeply rooted in the constant metamorphosis inherent to the physical act of looking. A painting must offer many different realities according to the distance from which it is viewed and the ambient lighting hitting the surface. Many painters have evoked this very instant when the painting “rises”, when it “happens” and suddenly takes all its meaning. In his work this moment may only happen when one takes the time to look and place the subject in relation with the background, the light with the shadows, the image and the surface, and all these elements in relation with the complete picture. In this process, what is not represented may become just as important as what is actually depicted.”
The artist acknowledges the generous support of his municipal arts council: le Conseil des arts de Longeueuil