My research is focused on the gap between the way we see nature and depict it, between the real and the artificial through natural evolution and phenomena like camouflage, natural trapping mechanisms, carnivorous plants and tourist development. The abundant, particularly immersive, and strange nature of the plant world, allows me to produce a painting aesthetically assumed in its materiality, where the keys overlap and follow one another like automatic writing. I use this attractive aspect to create a vault or a breach in the painting; a chasm that absorbs the spectator in the image, as if trapped there. By paying particular attention to the vagaries of the process, I let myself be guided by the paint as material to think about different forms of application. This process allows for a partially unplanned approach, where each gesture is a consequence of the last. My process has led my recent research to an installation mode of painting.
Amélie Riendeau est une artiste peintre Montréalaise. En 2014, elle devient titulaire d’un B.A. de l’Université de Montréal à Québec en arts visuels et médiatiques et en 2016 en enseignement des arts visuels
Image: The Lizard Wizard's study, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2019