Delicacies, by Cynthia Touchette: colorful butterflies and emotion
“I like that we can wonder how the painting was constructed. When I work, I try to cover things up so that people don't really know, ”says artist Cynthia Touchette.
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Andréanne Beaudry La Tribune “Each painting is like solving a problem, and the bigger it is, the longer the problem is but satisfying”, mentions the visual artist Cynthia Touchette, speaking of the paintings in her new series Les Délicatesses . About thirty of his paintings are now on display on the ground floor of the Maison des arts et de la culture in Brompton, until November 1.
“For this exhibition, I asked myself: what creates the intensity when we fall in love, all these little butterflies and these emotions that we feel on all sides? Often times we have the impression that something is emerging and creating a state or a feeling. I found that the word delicacies referred to everything that rises inside us and that is not tangible, ”explained Cynthia Touchette to La Tribune at the time of her opening.
Also, for the artist, this title represents well all the small touches of color of the whole of his corpus.
Cynthia Touchette has been preparing the series she presents today since 2016. “I am also a mother of two young boys who are starting to grow up now. Obviously, that slows down my practice, ”comments the designer, who also works as a teacher at Champlain College in Lennoxville.
Among her paintings of all formats, Cynthia Touchette believes that two of them reflect well, on the one hand, the theme, and, on the other hand, her practice.
The first represents the meeting of two characters. This canvas is in a way the first step in his exhibition. “It seems to have created a kind of general eureka for the rest,” she emphasizes.