Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art

Claude Melançon


“I create abstract works on canvas or wood. My creative process starts with adding texture to the canvas and then applying acrylic paint. I use whatever I have on hand to create imprints: hairbrush, spatulas, paintbrushes... I then apply colour at liberty. Paper collage, tissue or other materials can also be added. I usually end by integrating literary, musical, mathematical or geometrical elements. These elements do not have specific meaning: stencils are placed in a random manner, according to the spur of the moment. Before the final result, multiple layers of paint will have been applied.

My art is not premeditated: I let the creative process take place spontaneously. I mix fuzziness and precision. This artistic liberty will sometimes result in shapes that recall human faces. I may then emphasize certain lines or shapes to render it more realistic.”

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Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art
Claude Melançon at Melanie Kalmin Fine Art

Claude Melançon has a college diploma in design and woodworking industry. He has always enjoyed creating. He has designed and created furniture, sculptures, art objects and paintings. He appreciates what is contemporary and original in terms of forms, colours and materials. He has always been interested in the visual arts. Art books and magazines, painting exhibitions in Canada and Europe have been an inspiration for him. In October 2007, he began experimenting painting with Tania Lebedeff, a renowned painter. Since 2010, he is quite active in the artistic milieu. Every year, he participates in numerous art symposiums and events, mainly in Quebec. His art has also been shown in several solo events.

In 2012, he won 2nd prize at the "Artiste au travail" in Blainville and the "Bravo" prize for his work # 132 that the town of Blainville has integrated to their permanent collection. The towns of Blainville and of Ste-Therese have since bought 2 other paintings. He has won other prizes in the last years and has been selected as honorary president for two art events in the current season.

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