Marie-Danielle Leblanc


Recalling such early modern masters as Gustav Klimnt and Seurat, the work of Marie-Danielle Leblanc communicates a taste for the outdoors, open air, and a controlled spontaneity not limited by the well worn path. Her work is characterized by layering, textural colours that operate across the tonal spectrum and juxtapositions that seem to defy rational space. With a distorted or skewed view, fragmentation and divisional matter appears to recess and retract, yet move toward the viewer in a friendly confrontation, daring us to speak out and act. In the painted world of Leblanc bare space inspires contemplation and discovery, an assembled space of meditation and process that becomes a shared moment between subject and object, viewer and viewed.