Photograph of Artist LOUISE PARENTEAU
LOUISE PARENTEAU
Lac-Megantic, QC - Canada



Original Artworks (14)

Louise Parenteau; KEBEK, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 28 x 16 cm. Artwork description: 241  Ceramic ( raku) , qood, leather, found objects.    ...
Louise Parenteau
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
28 x 16 cm (11.0 x 6.3 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; HOCHELAGA, 2013, Original Sculpture Mixed, 28 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241  Wood, leather, found objects.    ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2013
28 x 61 cm (11.0 x 24.0 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; AKIRO, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 18 x 26 cm. Artwork description: 241  Ceramic, wood, leather, found objects.  ...
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Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
18 x 26 cm (7.1 x 10.2 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; AYA, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 18 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241   Ceramic, wood, leather, found objects.  ...
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Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
18 x 26 inches (45.7 x 66.0 cm)
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Louise Parenteau; OKO, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 20 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Ceramic, wood, leather, found objects. ...
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Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
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Louise Parenteau; Chandu, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 35 x 36 cm. Artwork description: 241  Mixed media: Ceramic, wood, leather.                     mask, african, art, sculpture, ethnic, raku, ceramic, wall sculpture,   ...
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Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
35 x 36 cm (13.8 x 14.2 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; KABAA, 2014, Original Sculpture Ceramic, 22 x 27 cm. Artwork description: 241 Ceramic.  wood, leather, found objects.  mask, african, art, sculpture, ethnic, raku, ceramic, wall sculpture, ...
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Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2014
22 x 27 cm (8.7 x 10.6 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; ALANIS, 2010, Original Sculpture Mixed, 48 x 87 cm. Artwork description: 241        Scrap material:wood, metal, found objects sculpture, art, ethnic, tribal, wood, metal, scrap, recycled, contemporary, actual, african                 ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2010
48 x 87 cm (18.9 x 34.3 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; EROS, 2005, Original Sculpture Mixed,  70 cm. Artwork description: 241   Recycled material  ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2005
70 cm (0.0 x 27.6 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; X, 2007, Original Sculpture Mixed,  162 cm. Artwork description: 241       Scrap material: Wood, metal, cloth, found objects.    Scrap material:wood, metal, leather, found objects      ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2007
162 cm (0.0 x 63.8 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; PABLO, 2007, Original Sculpture Mixed,  63 cm. Artwork description: 241      Scrap material: Wood, metal, cloth, found objects.    Scrap material:wood, metal, leather, found objects     ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2007
63 cm (0.0 x 24.8 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; THE LADY SINGS THE BLUES, 2008, Original Sculpture Mixed,  55 cm. Artwork description: 241   Scrap material: Wood, metal, leather, found objects.    Scrap material:wood, metal, leather, found objects  ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2008
55 cm (0.0 x 21.7 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; SITTING BULL, 2010, Original Sculpture Mixed,  158 cm. Artwork description: 241  Scrap material: Wood, metal, leather, found objects.     ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2010
158 cm (0.0 x 62.2 inches)
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Louise Parenteau; INNU, 2009, Original Sculpture Mixed, 68 x 139 cm.
Louise Parenteau
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2009
68 x 139 cm (26.8 x 54.7 inches)
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Artist Statement


ARTISTIC STATEMENT

I studied fine arts at the University Of Québec In Montréal (1986-1991). I was involved in various artistic activities in which I took a strong stand against injustice, poverty, and social exclusion. My work took shape using different methods of research and observation. I articulated my artistic approach inspired by existential human sufferings. I created portraits of individuals with unusual physical traits, expressions, deformities, attitudes... These characters inspired me to use colour in contrasts and splashes. My aim was to express the life animating the characters by an internal light.
For my installations, I used a physical space to transpose socio-political situations and dramatic events. With the barest resources, my intention was to stimulate the interest of the viewer.
My material supplies: Acrylic, rubbish, wood, metal, rust, polystyrene panels, personal objects, used clothing, etc.

In 1995, I realized that I had reached limits with my artistic approach. I decided to have a period of questioning with the aim of going further in my research in terms of intention and expression. This process enabled me to explore, to experiment with different materials and to reposition myself using sculpture as my main form of expression.
Ever concerned politically and socially, I use only recycled material. With pieces of scrap, bits of metal, chunks of wood found here and there on the streets and back-alleys of the city, used cloth, worn leather, old tools and nails, etc.... I create characters whose mixed structure gives free rein to the interpretation and the composition.
These materials question me; original and exclusive, they invoke the misery, suffering, distress and the joy they have known. I respect them in their integrity and I give them a new role to play. They become the support of my worries about the problems of our society.

With minimal treatment and expense, I improvise, assemble, and construct using materials which defy me, question me, inspire me and stimulate my creation.
My art is distinctive; an art which is raw and actual, without reference and without a particular technique.

Louise Parenteau, painter/sculptor
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