Louise Robert: the gallerist's selection

Jan. 20, 2021

Simon Blais presents two works by artist Louise Robert.

"The confinement forces our artists to work as always, alone in the studio, but without the usual distractions of daily life. Louise Robert is no exception. The results are often conclusive. As proof, this new piece (78-452) painted in the last days of the year 2020, of an unusually smaller size for her (48 x 48 inches), which gave her the chance to work a vertical pattern that is new for her, and in a color palette uncommon to her. It is a bit at my suggestion that she put the emphasis on the color blue, integrating it in an unusual rainbow. She sent me this image on December 31st. My reaction was instantaneous: I was amazed, this is an exceptional painting, one that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to my best clients!

Louise works exclusively in oil, both on canvas and on paper, sometimes adding charcoal or graphite strokes, and always with very short stanzas that resemble haikus, which are of her own design. The paint is applied by hand, without ever using a brush or spatula.

Left: Sans titre (N° 78-452), 2020-2021, oil and graphite on canvas, 48 x 48 in. $7,500

Right: Sans titre (N° 657), 1994, mixed media on paper, 41.5 x 29.5 in. $6,400

When she works on paper, the materials are the same, but she very often adds paper or cardboard collages, found objects, and always her short poems. In the work on paper illustrated here (#657), which dates from 1994, the materials are very rich, the words written in stencil rather than in handwriting. I caught a glimpse of this work in one of her reference drawers, the ones that contain her favourite works that she keeps preciously, and I thought I saw the most beautiful work on paper I have ever admired to this day!

I share it with you today with the same enthusiasm as I do with the recent canvas: in both cases I am convinced that I can offer our clients/friends works of art that will delight those who will be able to grasp the emotion I am trying to share on this luminous winter day."

- Simon Blais

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