Works in the exhibition
Martin Bourdeau’s recent pictorial preoccupations tackle different notions of space and surface and attempt to join two emblematic shapes in art history: the landscape and the grid. In these paintings, the eye of the viewer is attracted to a distant landscape that must be perceived through a grid. This screen prevents the viewer from really seeing the landscape and his eye is powerless to find a stable place where to look from? It is then that the works opens up to the reality of painting and other modes of viewing.