June 12, 2009

The art of Heidi Taillefer

Venus Envy

Heidi Taillefer is a Canadian artist living in Montreal. Her work is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction. Her artwork is consonant with some early 20th century surrealists, such as Max Ernst and Giorgio DeChirco.


Taillefer addresses eternal issues on the human condition borrowing from mythologies throughout different eras and cultures, through the lens and language of mechanism, mirroring the ubiquity of technological advancement in the world.


In her work she attempts to marry primordial human essence with the explosive expansion of the machine, as a new paradigm looms close on the horizon and promises a redefinition of what it means to be human.


You can find out more about Heidi Taillefer at her homepage.

1 comment:

Go Democrats said...

The work of Mike Davis, currently showing with Heidi T in NYC, is even better; it's like a mix of Bosch and Breughel, incredibly well executed.