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Julie Trudel

Julie Trudel Noir d'ivoire et blanc de titane -- transparence et distorsion, 2016 Vue d'exposition Exhibition view Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada

Julie Trudel
Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane — transparence et distorsion, 2016
Vue d’exposition
Exhibition view
Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada

Julie Trudel Noir d'ivoire et blanc de titane -- transparence et distorsion, 2016 Vue d'exposition Exhibition view Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada

Julie Trudel
Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane — transparence et distorsion, 2016
Vue d’exposition
Exhibition view
Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada

Julie Trudel Transparence et distorsion NNBN, 2015 Acrylique et gesso sur feuille acrylique Acrylic and gesso on acrylic sheet 117 x 59,5 x 35,5 cm (46

Julie Trudel
Transparence et distorsion NNBN, 2015
Acrylique et gesso sur feuille acrylique
Acrylic and gesso on acrylic sheet
117 x 59,5 x 35,5 cm (46″ x 23 1/2″ x 14″)
(Photo : Jordan Blackburn

Statement

At the heart of Julie Trudel’s pictorial practice is the following hypothesis: creating work within specific procedural constraints can potentially cause remarkable new visual effects. As an abstract painter, the artist engages with the properties of paint through simple work processes that take shape through the self-imposed limitations she establishes at the start of each new project. These vary from a restricted choice of palette, to a specific technique for applying paint, or a predetermined type of composition.

The titles of her series and individual works give clues to her experimentation process. Her series RGB (2009-2010), CMYK (2011-2012), Noir de fumée et blanc de titane (2013), Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane (2014-2015) all make references to pigments or colour models examined by Trudel. As for the titles of her works, these generally reference the recipes used or the visual effects generated by each composition, for example: Empiètements T-T13F13 (2013), Chevauchements T123F123 (2013), Bifurcation NBN (2014), Polarités NNB (2014) or Transparence et distorsion NNBN (2015). However those protocols carry intricate contradictions, as very controlled dripping processes paradoxically calls for chance, through the use of liquid paint and repetition.

In this way, Julie Trudel situates herself within the realm of reflective and conceptual painting that focuses on the making of the painting and investigates painting per se. Her research goes beyond the question of painting as coloured matter; it extends to painting as a practice and a discipline. Her works give new currency to traditional issues of abstract painting through works that seek to renew the technical aspects of painting – as much through its medium and its support as its hanging.

Julie Trudel Noir d'ivoire et blanc de titane – tableaux grand format, 2014 Galerie des Étables, Bordeaux, France

Julie Trudel
Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane – tableaux grand format, 2014
Galerie des Étables, Bordeaux, France

Julie Trudel Noir d'ivoire et blanc de titane – tableaux grand format, 2014 Galerie des Étables, Bordeaux, France

Julie Trudel
Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane – tableaux grand format, 2014
Galerie des Étables, Bordeaux, France

Julie Trudel Polarisés BNN, 2014 Acrylique et gesso sur plexiglas Acrylic and gesso on plexiglas 205 x 101 cm (80 3/4” x 39 3/4”)

Julie Trudel
Polarisés BNN, 2014
Acrylique et gesso sur plexiglas
Acrylic and gesso on plexiglas
205 x 101 cm (80 3/4” x 39 3/4”)

Julie Trudel Polarisés BNN (détail), 2014 Acrylique et gesso sur plexiglas Acrylic and gesso on plexiglas 205 x 101 cm (80 3/4” x 39 3/4”)

Julie Trudel
Polarisés BNN (détail), 2014
Acrylique et gesso sur plexiglas
Acrylic and gesso on plexiglas
205 x 101 cm (80 3/4” x 39 3/4”)

Julie Trudel, Noir de fumée et blanc de titane, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, 2013 (photo : Éliane Excoffier)

Julie Trudel, Noir de fumée et blanc de titane, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, 2013 (photo : Éliane Excoffier)

Julie Trudel, Croisements T123F123M, 2013 acrylique sur panneau acrylic on panel 32” x 40”

Julie Trudel, Croisements T123F123M, 2013
acrylique sur panneau
acrylic on panel
32” x 40”

Biography

Julie Trudel holds a Masters degree in Visual and Media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2012). Over the past five years, her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany, the United-States, and throughout Canada. Venues include ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2015); Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University, Halifax (2015); Galerie des Étables, in Bordeaux, France (2014); Galerie Colline at the Université de Moncton, Edmundston (2013); Centre Optica, Montréal (2012); and Hors-les-murs, in Marseilles, France (2012).

Trudel was also included in Projet Peinture, an important two-part survey of contemporary Canadian painting organized by Galerie de l’UQAM (2013). As well, her work was exhibited at the Power Plant, Toronto (2012, 2011), the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2011), and the Art Gallery of Hamilton (2011), as part of the annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

In addition to being awarded numerous research and creation grants and artist residencies across Canada and abroad, Trudel was a two-time finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2011, 2012), and winner of the Joseph Plaskett Award in painting (2013). Her work is included in several collections, including the Collection Prêt d’oeuvres d’art of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; the Ville de Montréal; RBC Bank and TD Bank. Julie Trudel is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau in Montreal. She lives and works in Montreal.

Julie Trudel, Projet CMYK – phase 2, Optica, Montréal, 2012 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Projet CMYK – phase 2, Optica, Montréal, 2012 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Ellipses en transit YCM, 2012, acrylique, gesso et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic, gesso and silkscreen ink on plywood, 29’’ x 68’’ (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Ellipses en transit YCM, 2012, acrylique, gesso et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic, gesso and silkscreen ink on plywood, 29’’ x 68’’ (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Flaques 2 et 6, 2012, acrylique, gesso et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic, gesso and silkscreen ink on plywood, 16’’ x 16’’ ch/ea (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Flaques 2 et 6, 2012, acrylique, gesso et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic, gesso and silkscreen ink on plywood, 16’’ x 16’’ ch/ea (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Flaques 6 (détail), 2012 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Flaques 6 (détail), 2012 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Tondos CMY en déplacement, 2011, acrylique et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic and silkscreen ink on plywood (photo : Julie Trudel)

Julie Trudel, Tondos CMY en déplacement, 2011, acrylique et encre de sérigraphie sur contreplaqué, acrylic and silkscreen ink on plywood (photo : Julie Trudel)

Julie Trudel, Tondos CMY en déplacement (détail), 2011 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)

Julie Trudel, Tondos CMY en déplacement (détail), 2011 (photo : Richard-Max Tremblay)