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Phantom-like shapes and figures float through Canadian artist Marc Laberge’s paintings, haunting and enthralling. Working with burnt wood, Laberg… Read More
Phantom-like shapes and figures float through Canadian artist Marc Laberge’s paintings, haunting and enthralling. Working with burnt wood, Laberge marks his canvases with ethereal, ashen lines which articulate the composition’s spiritual core. He uses basic black and white tones to flesh out his works, amplifying the palpable, essential integrity of his compositions. Read Less
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Artist Statement
Marc Laberge wants to illustrate the passage from one place to another, from one state to another. Through his work, he addresses the themes of life and death, reality and dreams, loneliness and gathering with a pictorial approach that balances between the figurative and the abstract. Representations are slightly ghostly silhouettes and locations vary between urban and vast territories and all evoke the spirit of transition, travel and quest.

The artist begins the creative process by burning torch sections of wooden panels on which he painted thereafter. The fire is a source of energy and the initiator of the transformation. Burned areas remain more or less visible until the end of the process, but they serve as a starting point. In addition to the fire, acrylic, county, charcoal, ink and aerosols are also used. Aerosols provide a dreamy effect that evokes the state of dream and sometimes reminds urban graffiti.

“The objects and figures cultivated by Laberge are suggestions or vague conceptions rather than definitive elements: the subjects of these works exist on a plane between reality and a dream, leaving a myriad of interpretations open to the viewers.”
- ARTisSpectrum, The Chelsea Perspective, Volume 26, Chelsea, NY
“Phantom-like shapes and figures float through Canadian artist Marc Laberge’s paintings, haunting and enthralling.”
- Agora Gallery, NY
Solar boat
Acrylic chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Alone together
Acrylic chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Spectrums
Acrylic chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
The thinkers
Acrylic chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Spaceships
Acrylic Chinese ink and medium mixted on paper
Revelation
Acrylic chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
The night of the migration
Acrylic Chinese ink and medium mixted on paper

Observation
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Transit
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Station
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Hurry up
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Waiting
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Passing by
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Les voyageurs
Acrylic Chinese ink & medium mixted on paper
Subway
Meeting