Blending the traditions of Surrealism, Cubism and Fauvism, René Lalonde’s artwork approaches us with both the emotional force of vivid and unusual color, and the simplicity of flattened out planes, bringing the everyday to life with extraordinary intensity. Though vibrant and intense, his works somehow project a sense of calm, serenity, and at times easygoing buoyancy, leaving us wondering as to the nature of this paradoxical effect.
Lalonde was born in Montreal, the oldest of four children in a working-class family. He was drawn to the arts at an early age and bought his first serious set of paints, brushes and canvases at age 12. He proved to be graced with a richtime spent at boarding school, a confining though ultimately inspiring environment. As the tumultuous 1960s unfolded, Lalonde was swept up in the excitement of rock and roll, the Beatles, and what was to become known as the “British Invasion.” The artistic movements spawned in the psychedelic revolution particularly drew Lalonde, leading him to the works of surrealists like Magritte, Dalí and Ernst as he explored his own creative drive.
Lalonde examines a diverse range of subjects—dramatic arrays of brilliantly colored flowers and vases, lush land- scapes tinged with dreamlike atmosphere and geometric structures fractured into spectacular light and pattern.
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Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art. (MLG), has prided and defined ourselves as both publisher of fine art prints and sculpture from the most talented contemporary artists-both North American and European-and home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat and Murakami. We are extremely proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world class museums around the globe…including the Louve, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage-where we are the sole sponsor of the first ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com
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