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Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 3, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 30 x 36 inches

Sophie Prive

Sophie Privé: Dune 6, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 5, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 24 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 4, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 7, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 30 x 30 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Dune 8, (detail) 2011, Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 24 x 36 inches

Sophie Prive

Sophie Privé: Limbus (detail), 2012, Graphite, watercolour on paper, 18 x 12 inches

Sophie Privé

Sophie Privé: Femme-outarde (detail), 2012, Graphite, watercolour on paper, 18 x 12 inches

 

In this narrative suite of works, Sophie Privé investigates the fluid and illogical nature of dreams and the intricacies involved in thought, imagination and the construction of memory. The subjects of each painting are transcribed from the artist’s personal collection of photographs documenting seemly insignificant moments with family and friends. Removed from their original contexts, the beautifully rendered figures float within a landscape of conversations and narratives delineated by flat acrylic and simple lines. The new fictitious relationships and conversations are the result of freely composing from a collage of dreams, imagination and reality.

Sophie Privé completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Université Laval in 1999. Since 2001, this award winning artist has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her artworks can be found within several public collections in Québec including Loto-Québec, Colart Collection, CPOA du Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec and Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec.

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