The works from this collection are part of the exhibition LE SPRING DES INTRONISES. From March 1 to April 28, 2024.


Artist's approach

What is rectangulism?

His unique and singular painting style is inspired by pointillism, but with a distinctive approach. He uses large, overlapping rectangular strokes of paint to construct his images. These colored rectangles are arranged on the canvas in a random manner, creating a dynamic composition. We could describe this technique of pictorial writing as “rectangulism”.

This artistic approach goes beyond the exploration of colors, allowing for rich interaction between them and adding striking texture. Each touch, made using a painting knife (spatula), leaves a distinctive imprint, creating a real sensation of relief. This fusion between rectangulism and the use of the painting knife gives rise to a work that captivates the senses and provokes deep reflection on the power of form, color and texture.


Luc Fortier is a self-taught Quebec painter who was born and lives in Montreal. Drawing has always been omnipresent, whether in the form of playful drawings during childhood or sketches of 3D machines during his career as a mechanical engineer. Art has always been used as a powerful means of communication. His sketchbooks have also served on many occasions as reference documents for his partners and clients.

The painting component only started much later following a first abstract painting workshop in Montreal in 2009.; his main source of inspiration at that time was the painter Wassily Kandinsky. In 2013, a workshop followed in France profoundly changed the artist's quest when he discovered the French expressionist painter Serge Labégorre. He will thus abandon abstract painting to devote himself to the production of acrylic portraits with a knife and contemporary figurative paintings.

His work has been presented in individual and group exhibitions in Canada, notably at the Trinity art center in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, at the Carte Blanche gallery in Montreal, at the Guy-Descary cultural complex in Lachine, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, as well as at the Saint-Hilaire Museum of Fine Arts. Abroad, he has also participated in several international exhibitions, including the Fondouce Abbey (France), in 2019, the Alexandre Dumas Media Library in Villers-Cotterêts (France) and the BEFFROI in Bruges (Belgium) in 2017 as well as at the Maffei Marescotti Palace in the Vatican (Italy) in 2016.

He has received several awards and mentions both nationally and internationally. His paintings are part of private collections and in the public collection of the city of Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu (2021). His application was also accepted into the prestigious Society of Canadian Artists SCA in 2021 and the Institute of Figurative Arts IAF in 2023.

He continues his humanitarian quest by promoting the production of thematic series. Among the most recent series, we find the series “the three poets”, the series on “Carnaval de Martinique” and of course the imposing series entitled “Faces of Africa» which is a series of twelve large-format acrylic knife portraits of African characters.

-----The Art-----

Erika 2
Little sailboats 2
Carnival 6
Small sailboats 1