Stéphane La Rue


Lives and works in Montréal.

Stéphane La Rue focuses on the methodical investigation of visual phenomena linked to colour and light. With a minimum of interventions, the forms he applies or draws on the surface appear orderly or cleverly distorted and are always in close relationship to the pictorial plane. In his work, the clarity of intentions towards material becomes a substitute for the purity of form extolled by modernism. La Rue ignores the limits traced by the specificities of genre in art: he sculpts the support, and retraces and depicts its perimeters.

He has had several solo exhibitions across Canada, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Galerie Roger Bellemare / Christian Lambert and Galerie de l’UQAM in Montréal, the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto, the Musée national des beauxarts du Québec and at La Fondation Molinari (Montréal) among others. He exhibited at TrépanierBaer in Calgary and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. He has participated in several group exhibitions, most notably in New York City, Lyon (France) and Istanbul. He partook in the Triennale québécoise in 2011 and the Canadian Biennial in 2014. His works are found in a number of public, private and corporate collections in Canada.