Contemporary Art | Serge Brunoni

The ritz-carlton sherbrook st

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sherbrook St., Montreal

Technique: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 30x40 in.

Price: $5,775 Cdn.

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About the Artist

For more than 40 years, Serge Brunoni has painted the people and places of Montreal. Born in the Lorraine region of France in 1938, his passion for colour began with a set of crayons he used as a child. After working in a factory at the young age of sixteen and serving with the French Colonial Forces in France and Africa, he emigrated to Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1964. On Christmas day, 1968, his wife gave him a box of paints and his passion for art was reawakened. Since then, Serge has become one of the most sought-after painters in Canada. Celebrated for a bold impressionist style, he captures the movement, poetry and vitality of the urban setting. Serge continues to live and work in Trois-Rivières.

Three major themes can be found in his work; man within the isolation of nature, the city and railway stations. He paints a story around each one of these themes, and they compliment another. The city provides a stable, populous environment; the woods a return to self, freedom and appreciation of time; the train a link between the two. The train also evokes the traveler in us all, especially within Brunoni, who always keeps a train ready to head some where, like a dream machine. He has participated in several group exhibitions including, “When immigrants talk” at the Musee de la civilization in Quebec City.

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