MATIÈRE - LUMIÈRE
oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘78
24 ins x 60 ins; 61 cms x 152.4 cms
While Ulysse Comtois had focused on sculpture in 1960s, in the 1970s he returned to painting using a form of exaggerated pointillism shown here in Matière-Lumière. Comtois used this technique to explore the effects created by juxtaposing strokes of contrasting colour. In 1978, the Government of Quebec awarded Comtois the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas Prize for his contributions to the provincial and international art scenes.
Marlborough-Godard Gallery, Toronto / Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto