October 19, 2012

Solo show : Galerie de Bellefeuille

Alexandre Masino

Galerie de Bellefeuille

October 20 - 30, 2012
Vernissage : October 20, 2012, 2 - 4:30 pm

Deux grandes lumière (Bijutsu), 2012
Encaustic, gold
leaf and cupper leaf on panel
28” x 36” / 71 x 91.5 cm

I am pleased to announce my solo show at Galerie de Bellefeuille. This wide ranging exhibition presents most of my actual series and introduces new avenues in my practice. For the first time, I will be showing an encaustic retable, displaying a landscape on the front and a triptych of still lifes once it is opened. This piece obviously embodies my interest and passion for art history. On a technical point of view, it was a challenge to design, produce and paint. I finished the piece just in time to include it in the catalogue. I have a second one in the making, and I am looking forward to tackling it. The multiplicity of images allows me to creates dialogues between different series and create new meanings and diverse interpretations in the relation between the iconography.

Le temple secret, 2012
Encaustic on panel
48.5” x 32.5” / 123 x 82.5 cm - Close

 Le temple secret, 2012
Encaustic and gold leaf on panel
48.5” x 65.5” / 123 x 166 cm - Open

The show includes encaustic paintings on panels as well as encaustic monotypes. It is my first solo show where I am presenting these two techniques side by side. The result from these two approaches nourrish one another, underlying the specificities of each use of the encaustic medium while still being closely related. 

 Cette marée de pierre III, 2012
Encaustic monotype on Gampi paper
23” x 34.5” / 58 x 88 cm

If you are interested in seeing some paintings of the show, please visit the gallery’s website (click here). I will also be updating my personal website in the coming weeks, with images of the show and Jean-Marc Desgent’s poignant essay that is published in the catalog. I’ll keep you posted...

Cover of the catalog Lumières, 2012
32 pages - 25 colour images, Published by Galerie de Bellefeuille
The catalogue is dedicated to Tom Hopkins' memory

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Montréal, Québec, H3Z 2A8
Tel: 514.933.4406
Opening Hours
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Saturday from 10am to 18pm
Sunday from 12pm to 17h30pm

Présence, 2012
Encaustic on panel
26” x 36” / 66 x 91.5 cm

October 1, 2012

Concept Art Gallery

Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary!  I am thrilled and honored to be part of this vibrant and pivotal institution, so it is with much pleasure that I take the time to mention their current exhibition Curator’s Choice: Celebrating 40 Years of Concept Art Gallery.

Alexandre Masino
Cette marée de pierre II, 2012
Encaustic monotype on Kozuke paper
34.5" x 23"

I have spent the last months in a creative frenzy, working intensively in the studio for different upcoming solo shows and the production of a new catalogue. I will talk about these projects in upcoming posts, but for those who were wondering about my long silence from my blog, that basically explains it.

What I did besides painting and focusing on new series, is to send a large group of encaustic monotypes to Concept Art Gallery. They now have more of them than any other gallery. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and are interested by monotypes, you may want to visit the gallery, they truly have an amazing space and they represents great artists.

Alexandre Masino
Les courants du réel II, 2012
Encaustic monotype on Gampi paper
34.5" x 23"
Concept Art Gallery
1031 South Braddock Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15218