Jean Gaudreau, now at the Perreault Gallery
Born in Quebec City, Jean Gaudreau demonstrates a keen interest in drawing and painting from an early age. Later on, he got a college diploma in visual arts, then a bachelor’s degree from Laval University. He held solo exhibitions all across Canada and, in February 2003, was invited to present a solo exhibition at Cirque du Soleil in Montreal. A great honor – the first of a long series!
In 2009 and 2010, Robert Lepage decided to project the painter’s works in his Moulin à Images, featuring him with masters such as Jean-Paul Lemieux, Alfred Pellan and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
In the spring of 2010, Jean Gaudreau launched the exhibition The foot on the floor, inaugurating the National Bank Financial Group room at the Palais Montcalm, with the mayor of Québec Régis Labeaume as honorary president. In October 2012, the exhibition From the ground up was presented at Château Frontenac, in which the artist explores the integration of recycled copper fragments from the former roof of the Château. The following year, Jean Gaudreau carried out various projects of public art, including a sculptural work entitled Aluminescence.
The success of the artist can be explained, among other reasons, because of his way of reinventing himself. Jean Gaudreau reflects: “I do not like to repeat myself. For me, art means to experiment continuously. As an artist, I have to constantly renew myself with different mediums; I have no limit.”
A current painter
Gaudreau’s works are currently featured in several private and public collections, including Cirque du Soleil’s, the National Library of Canada, and Premier Tech’s, to name a few!
And good news: you can now see and get the works of Jean Gaudreau at Galerie Perreault! Why did he choose our gallery? “I decided to collaborate with the Galerie Perreault because we have known each other for 30 years. They are serious and honest in their representation of artists. They want to offer a good selection of contemporary artists; partnering was an obvious choice, since that’s what I do! “
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