The contemporary urban landscape is where we live. The truss, the trestle, the expansive of steel and concrete. Richard Tetrault; painter, printmaker and muralist is inspired by the pulse of our immediate landscape. A Vancouver based artist, Tetrault has studied in both Vancouver and New York and has had more than thirty solo exhibitions. His work is highly prized by numerous public, corporate and private collections. Recipient of several grants, he spent a five-month residency in Germany in 1993 and was winner of a Canada Council Travel Grant, for an exhibition of paintings in Thailand.
In 1998, Tetrault was artist-coordinator for a large-scale, community based mural project called "Walls of Change". Designed to bring the Downtown Eastside forward with its uniqueness and social concerns, twenty artists and 10,000 square feet of murals boldly told the story. Featuring both waves of newness and ghosts of the past, the undersides of a city reveal its numerous secrets. To explore tensions between realism and abstraction and the true undercurrents, click the thumbnail images to view his work.
As well as a painter, Richard is also an accomplished printmaker. Printmaking is means of creating multiple images, usually onto fine art paper, off of a single original surface technically known as a plate or by a sceen. Relief Printing (linocuts, woodblock prints), Intaglio (etching, mezzotint) and Serigraphy (screen printing) are examples of different printmaking processes. Prints are often numbered in an Edition with the original plate destroyed afterwards hence limiting the number of artworks produced.
See our short video of Richard Tetrault explaining the printmaking process and creating a woodblock print!
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Some of the paintings shown may no longer be available as originals, however, these are only a small selection of artworks by Richard Tetrault; other works may be available. Additionally, many of our Artists make their artwork available as Giclée (archival pigment ink) prints in a variety of sizes on canvas or other media. Some of our Artists will do commissions which can be designed and customized to your needs. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities!