Mathieu Levesque – Galerie Trois Points, Montreal


Galerie Trois Points

372, Ste. Catherine W, Suite 520, Montreal, QC, H3B 1A2, Canada

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Mathieu Levesque

Born 1977 in Sept-Iles, Canada

Mathieu Lévesque approaches the painting as an object of which he enjoys disrupting the traditional stages of development and basic components in order to reveal its physical dimensions and traces of studio work, trying to update the definition of what is a painting.


Lévesque is fascinated by the boundary areas between painting, sculptural and architectural disciplines, which have led him to push the boundaries of painting while reducing as much as possible the possibilities to enter the painting, using the in situ intervention as a mean to address the dependence of painting towards architecture. Therefore, he wonders what happens -or could happen- outside those boundaries, and the kind of expansion that painting can take.


Lévesque holds an MFA from UQAM. His work has been shown in Montreal (QC), Toronto (ON), Chicago (IL), Nashville (TN) and is part of numerous corporate collections, including Familiprix, Sun Life, Conceptis Technologies and Twentieth Century Fox.

Mathieu Levesque, Stud Bleu, 2012, spray enamel, dye and expoxy lacquer on wood, 10 x 2 x 70½ inches
Mathieu Levesque, Untitled, 2012, silicone and lacquered wood, 15 ¾ x 5 ½ x 4 inches
Mathieu Levesque, Du jaune sur le mur, 2012, gesso and sprayed enamel on wood, 10 ½ x 11 ½ inches
Mathieu Levesque, Puzzle II (17 tableaux avec du rouge, detail), 2012, sprayed enamel on lacquered wood
Mathieu Levesque, Tableau négatif (outremer), 2012, acrylic on walls