My paintings flow according to the seasons, to my experiences, and to my imagination. I am fascinated with colors, contrasts and textures, all varying based on my mood, and also leaving freedom to the viewers to interpret my paintings as they please. Through my paintings, I try to free myself from all grip, all stresses and all preconceived notions. I let the brush and the palette knife dance freely on the canvas to create lively contrasts and a harmonious balance in which the viewer can escape. Inspired by infinite natural beauties, especially the extraordinary colors that surround us, my paintings give way to daydreaming and liberate imagination and emotions. Having an academic and professional background in science, I chose abstract painting to move away from structure and processes to give free rein to my creativity. I immediately fell in love with the acrylic paint which, once applied on the canvas, allows me to obtain contrasts and textures I seek.
SOFA Expo - Group Exhibition MJ Laberge Gallery, Chicago, Oct 31st - Nov 3rd, 2018
Chasing Dreams - Duo Exhibition Santini Gallery, Ottawa, September 8th, 2018
Artexpo New York - Group Exhibition MJ Laberge Gallery, New York, April 19-22, 2018
Grounded But So Free - Solo Exhibition Santini Gallery, Ottawa, November 2-30 2017 Inspired by the elements and our natural surroundings, Grounded and So Free explores the balance between representation and abstraction. Grounded in mood and emotion, Viviane explores form and colour in relation to nature and the seasons. Viviane's aim is to keep the viewer connected to root of the image, while allowing the freedom to daydream, seeing what they please, ultimately granting them the feeling of liberation.
Mixed Feelings - Solo Exhibition Santini Gallery, Ottawa, February 1-28 2017 A vibrant collection of abstract artwork exploring contrasting emotions and the constant pursuit for balance. Viviane's newest collection of artwork examines paradoxical emotions, coming to life in an effervescent expression of art. Mixed Emotions embodies a sense of calm and Zen, while remaining vibrant and bold. Traces of landscape and the elements peak through Viviane’s work, offering the viewer a hint of familiarity. Little Treasures - Trevisan International Art Galeria de Marchi, Bologna, Nov 26-Dec 8 2016
Find your Colors -Solo Exhibition My Byward Office, Ottawa, March 6 2015