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Paul Gregoire

Paul Gregoire

Top Featured Artist | ArtTour International NY.

Visceral Allegories:  Deep Primal Narratives of Paul Gregoire

by Viviana Puello.

In the realm of modern art, where raw emotion intertwines with profound narratives, “Visceral Allegories” emerges as a thematic cradle that encapsulates Paul Gregoire’s oeuvre.  This artist transcends the traditional scope of canvas and oil, delving into the depths where the human condition and animalistic instinct converge, creating a symbiosis of storytelling that resonates with the primal core of our being.

Gregoire’s works are striking visual narratives, each piece a compendium of stories etched in oil, offering an accessible journey into realms both familiar and fantastical.  Through these allegories, he articulates the unspoken dialect of the soul, translating the inaudible whispers of our innermost thoughts into a universally comprehensible language.  His canvases are not mere paintings; they are the lexicon of hidden emotions, speaking directly to the viewer with a clarity that transcends words.

“Gordian Knot” Oil on Canvas by Paul Gregoire.

“Invisible Man Undressed by Birds of Prey” Oil on Canvas by Paul Gregoire.

“Atlas and his Dead Horse” Oil on Canvas by Paul Gregoire.

The storytelling nature of Gregoire’s work is evident in the rich, descriptive detail that invites viewers not only to observe but to partake in the unfolding tales.  His approach to art is as much about the process as it is about the final display.  With a pencil perpetually in hand, Gregoire sketches the framework of his visions, allowing his hands to take on an intelligence of their own.  This organic development is palpable in every brushstroke, where the artist’s subconscious plays a leading role in the narrative that develops.

On the expansive surfaces of canvas taut against his studio walls, he employs rags to mold the primary shapes and brushes to finesse the details.  This technique is a dance of controlled chaos and deliberate actions, a harmony of accidental beauty and intentional precision that results in a masterpiece teetering between reality and abstraction.

The “Visceral Allegories” series symbolizes the breadth of human emotions through the portrayal of animals, each serving as a totem representing the myriad of feelings we navigate daily.  Gregoire’s creations are a far cry from simple animal paintings; they are rich metaphors and narratives that delve into the essence of our existence.  His palette is one of dark hues, illuminated with a humor that pierces through, reminiscent of life’s way of blending shadows with light.

Paul Gregoire with self portrait.

Paul Gregoire in front of painting “Autumn”

As we stand before Gregoire’s “Visceral Allegories,” we find ourselves face to face with the multifaceted nature of our psyche.  Here, darkness coexists with sparks of joy, and myth merges with reality.  Through his art, Gregoire challenges us to reflect, confront the beasts we hide within, and embrace the full spectrum of what it means to be In.

In this spirit of discovery and action, you are invited to delve deeper into Paul Greg re’s art.  Click below to explore his website, wander through the vast corridors of his works, and continue the conversation that begins on the canvas but resonates within the soul.

Paul Gregoire

Viviana Puello
Editor-in-Chief

Visit this artist’s Website and discover more art by our Top Featured Artist!

www.paulgregoire.quebec

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Written by Viviana Puello

Viviana is a Colombo-American Artist, Curator, Writer and Advocate for the arts. Founder of Vivid Arts Network, Create 4 Peace, Artists For A Green Planet, Author of the book “Just Be Inspired,” and an awardwinning director and producer. Viviana Puello founded ArtTour International Magazine in 2011. Since then, she has served as the CEO, Editor-in-Chief, and the face for ArtTour International Magazine.
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