The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is pleased to feature the work of Edmond Léger
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The Impasto series
This series of paintings are about texture and light. Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint and/or moulding paste is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers. This series allowed me to see, not only how light reacted to the texture but more importantly how shadows were created. I noticed that depending on the placement of the viewer they both dance and work together. The impasto series is ultimately about my light and shadow exposed with colour and texture.
Music has been an emotion that I have nurtured all my life. There has always been a duality in my music. First, there is the mathematical grammar that allows me to join notes together to achieve a logical sequence. Second, there is the unexplainable connection that comes when the grammar evolves into a discussion of thoughts, a sense of being.
Being mostly self-taught as far as my music and painting is concerned, I continue to discuss these thoughts with my abstracts. They’re is always a rhythm that occurs while I paint. Musical notes appear as if I would be writing a score, playing the grammar on my canvas. Improvisation allows the logical to become liberated.
Music is a bridge that we have been exploring for thousands of years. This bridge between knowing and understanding is what I try to achieve with colour. It is not the need to do that I wish to explore but more the need to feel this connection, share my music in a most intimate way. My paintings are a reflection of my improvisation, my connection with the unexplainable and the grammar. This place that I understand without being able to explain it but rather not having the need to…