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Steve Fortier

Vancouver based painter Steve Fortier creates pixelated acrylic works that breakdown photographs through colour and repetition.

Beaches, sunsets, flowers, and other idyllic subjects are transformed into pattern; their resemblances are obscured, yet offered to the viewer through the revealing title of the work. Each painting contains a colour palette that is vibrant and broad, with complex colour mixing and careful execution. He varies each composition, building his abstractions from circles, squares, and geometric forms so crisp that they leap from the canvas.

Steve Fortier's painting process is labour-intensive and he has created an impressively cohesive body of work. We can't imagine how long it takes to perfectly match and painstakingly paint each square, and the stunning result is worth the effort.

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