Réal Fournier works

3D Technique by Réal Fournier, Canadian Artist



Since I started drawing and painting as a young child, I have always been impressed by how color could create depth. My passion for the 3D began at an early age by observing comic books with 3D glasses (blue and red lenses). The more I was looking, the more I could find mistakes from these comics; some colors from the background were not always positioned correctly from the perspective of the drawing. From that period of childhood to young adult, my quest began: how can I control color and space. The transition started there by looking more closely at the 3D effect.



Then the period of clair-obscur (chiaroscuro or light and dark) was for me a good learning experience, Leonardo Da Vinci’s work is a good example among others. (Photo 01, view with 3D glasses). So by looking to these paintings, they helped me tremendously to discover the first steps to create 3D painting which is the 'contrast'. The contrast of warm color over dark color was the starting point of my research. Immediately, I used a black glossy paper on the floor, and with a prism I could see the colors of the rainbow floating at a certain distance. I even used many other color paper on the floor to see where the rainbow would float in space. After these experiments, I used different color of oil paint over sheets of paper from dark to pastel. It was a second revelation to learn that 'complementarity' of color was very important in 3D. And the 'tones' of color was the third step to create beautiful 3D painting.



Many more experience happened after that, I have started to do artwork on heavy glossy paper with vaseline, baby oil, candle wax and ink (Photos 02, 03). I have practiced and created with these mediums for a few years but the results were not perfect yet, so I decided to try sometimes with oil painting and at the end, there was always some mistakes. The hardest challenge was to paint a portrait.



During a few years, I even abandoned the project. There was always some color not perfectly in the right place. One night I had a dream and the solution has been revealed to me. The next morning I tried what was proposed in the dream and … EUREKA!  I decided that day that for the next 6 months, I would prepare a series of painting. That first 3D exhibition in 2007, was a great success at the gallery, and from that moment on, I have decided to pursue my career to master the 3D art.



Naturally my style and the way I compose my work was already a great attraction for the public. Starting eyes closed, the first steps of my drawing, for some of my paintings were creating an unusual composition and contribute to my success. I do believe if you are able to connect to your soul and reveal its splendor, there is a great possibility of touching human hearts and create happiness, those are my goals. My passion for color is just growing and growing infinitely. And paintings after paintings I am getting better at controlling the color in their proper space. This research pushed me to prepare new subject content that challenges everyday my skill in order to find solution for better 3D effects. At each step, I feel happier and more confident and above all, I follow my dream. I realize that when I look at my work through the 3D glasses, I am discovering a deeper meaning of my life. It is like a new world revealing itself, surprising you, enchanting you and profoundly touching you. At this moment, I am silent and I am deeply back into my joyful soul as a child.



FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE



Autodidacte / Self Taught



FORMATION ACADÉMIQUE / EDUCATION



1980 à 1983   Certificat en arts plastiques - Ville-Marie QC

1976 à 1978   Baccalauréat en science de l'éducation

                       Université du Québec, Trois-Rivières QC



EXPÉRIENCES PROFESSIONNELLES



  - ASSOCIATIONS

1989 et 1990   Vice-Président au conseil des artistes en arts visuels de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue QC

1985 à 1990    Membre actif de l'Artouche (association des artistes du Témiscamingue) QC



  ¬ENSEIGNEMENT / TEACHING

1992 à 1996   Cours de peinture, Galerie d'art Charlotte et Hervé, Deux-Montagnes QC

1989 et 1990  Cours de peinture pour enfants et adultes, Ville-Marie QC

1979 à 1988   Animation en arts plastiques, École St-Isidore de Laverlochère, Laverlochère QC

1979 à 1988   Professeur d'éducation physique, École St-Isidore de Laverlochère, Laverlochère QC

1978 à 1979   Professeur d'éducation physique au primaire, École française Ste-Thérèse de Témiscaming Qc



BOURSES ET MENTIONS / GRANT & DISTINCTIONS



1992   Prix d'excellence, 9e Grand Concours National des arts

           visuels Aéroport international de Montréal, Mirabel QC

1991   Mention d'excellence, 8e Grand Concours National des

           arts visuels - Aéroport international de Montréal, Mirabel QC

1989   Bourse de soutien à la pratique artistique

          “Les Grands Hérons” Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec

1988   Bourse de soutien à la pratique artistique

          “Mélodie du temps” Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec



COLLECTIONS



Calgary French & International School, Calgary AB

Canimex inc., Drummondville QC

Falconbridge Ltée, Rouyn-Noranda QC

Impulse Technology, Mississauga ON

Sartoretto Verna, architecture de pharmacie, Rome, Italie

Société Minière Raglan du Québec Ltée, Rouyn-Noranda QC

Sogitex inc., Amos QC

Southern Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary AB

Copyseis Ltd Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, Calgary AB

Calfrac Well Services, Calgary AB



EXPOSITIONS / EXHIBITIONS



2018   SOLO Feature Exhibition "A Journey Into Our True Nature", Harbour Gallery, Mississauga ON

2017   SOLO "A Journey Into Our True Nature", Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2016   GROUP "Holiday Show", Harbour Gallery Mississauga ON

           SOLO “The City’s Minstrels”, Webster Galleries Inc,. Calgary AB

           GROUP “The Annual Landscape Show”, Webster Galleries Inc., (since 2012)

           GROUP Marriott Downtown Hotel - Display of Fine Art, , Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “A Pilgrimage to the Future” Du Hui Xi Tai, Shanghai, China

           SOLO “A Pilgrimage to the Future”, ihui Art Space “The Great Summit” building, Beijing, China

2015   SOLO “My Inner World”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “Réal Fournier: A Pilgrimage To The Future”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2014   GROUPE Réal Fournier et Jean-Claude Roy, Galerie d'art Yvon Desgagnés, Baie St-Paul QC

           SOLO “Calgary Scapes”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “Joie de vivre”, Pousette Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013   GROUP “Three Colorists”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB (Nicole St-Pierre, Clément Lemieux, Réal Fournier)

2012   SOLO "Fond Memories of my Youth", Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           GROUPE “Chansons québécoises”, Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie QC

2011   GROUP The War and Peace Mural, Stoneworx Gallery, Calgary AB

           GROUP “Mythes et Légendes”, Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie QC

           SOLO “Paintings from Within”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2010   GROUPE Une exposition champêtre célébrée (33e), Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie, QC

           SOLO “The Infinite Love”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2009   GROUPE “Les peintres canadiens au coeur de l’Europe”, Caminul Artei, Bucarest, Roumanie

           SOLO “Illusions of Colour”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2008   SOLO “Bienvenue dans une autre dimension”, Galerie d’art Yvon Desgagnés, Baie Saint-Paul QC

2007   SOLO “Welcome to a New Dimension”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2006   SOLO “A Creative Journey”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO Art Project and Expo, organized by Doug McKinnon, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat AB

2005   GROUP “The Treasures of Quebec", Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           GROUPE “Un 28e anniversaire célébré”, Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie QC

           GROUPE “Une exposition champêtre célébrée", Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie QC

           GROUPE “Wet Paint”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2004   GROUPE “Precious Gifts", Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “The Artist with a Child's Vision”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2003   GROUP “Alberta Mélange”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “Believing in Dreams”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2002   SOLO “Small Works”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2001   GROUP “Metamorphosis”, Calgary Tower Restaurant - Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           GROUP “The Fabulous Five”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

2000   GROUP “Celebrating 20 Years", Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           GROUP “Flights of Fantasy”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

1998   SOLO “New Oils by Réal Fournier”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO “Réal Fournier”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

1997   GROUPE “Collection Printemps 4e édition”, Galerie d'Art Yvon Desgagnés, Baie Saint-Paul QC

1996   SOLO “À travers mes yeux d'enfant”, Galerie des Éditions du Regard, Rouyn-Noranda QC

1995   GROUP “9th Annual Exhibition and Sale of Little Pictures”, Alex Fraser Galleries, Vancouver BC

1994   SOLO “Exposition Réal Fournier”, Galerie d'art Charlotte et Hervé, Deux-Montagnes QC

           SOLO “Rural Canada Colour”, Webster Galleries Inc., Calgary AB

           SOLO Galerie d'art Les Peintres Québécois, Québec QC

1993   GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Centre Culturel Santa Maria Degli Angeli, Assise en Italie

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           SOLO “Oeuvres de Réal Fournier", Salle Raymond Turgeon, Moulin Marcoux, Pont-Rouge QC

           SOLO “Symbolisme Animalier”, Bibliothèque de Chambly, Chambly QC

           SOLO “Symbolisme Animalier”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

           SOLO “Symbolisme Animalier”, Troupimagination, Vieux-Port de Montréal QC

1992   GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salle La Feuille d'Érable V.I.P. Air Canada, aéroport Dorval, Montréal QC

           GROUPE “Un coin de village”, Aréna Louis-Philippe Dalpé, Varennes QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ - 5e Salon du Printemps Mir Art Bel”, Aéroport international de Montréal, Mirabel QC

           GROUPE “CAPSQ” Salles de l'Alliance Française “AZ-ART Ottawa”, Ottawa ON

1991   GROUPE “CAPSQ" et Tony Langelier”, Pavillon de la Galerie Tony Langelier, Longueuil QC

           GROUPE “8e Grand Concours National des Arts Visuels”, CAPSQ - Aéroport international de Montréal, Mirabel QC

           GROUPE “Montagne, rivière et village”, Église Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Mont-Saint-Hilaire QC

           SOLO “Les Grands Hérons”, Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury ON

           GROUPE “Engendrements 1952 & 1955 de Victoriaville”, Les Galeries d'Art André Lejeune inc., Chambly QC

1990   GROUPE “Abitibi-Témiscamingue en peinture”, Val d'Or, Amos, Rouyn-Noranda, Ville-Marie et La Sarre QC

           GROUPE “L'Artouche”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

           GROUPE “Les Mécènes de l'art”, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda QC

1989   GROUPE “L'étalage des artisans”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

           GROUPE “La Galerie des 100 souvenirs” École St-Isidore de Laverlochère, QC

1988   SOLO “Paysages du Témiscamingue", Centre Socio-Culturel d'Amos, Amos QC

1987   SOLO “Réal Fournier, artiste peintre”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

1986   GROUPE “La touche de nos artistes”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

           SOLO “Un peintre coloriste”, Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie QC

1983   GROUPE Polyvalente Rivière-des-Quinze, Notre-Dame-du-Nord QC



PARTICIPATION SPÉCIALE / SPECIAL EVENTS



2018   (since 1996) 35th Annual Calgary Artwalk, Webster Galleries Inc. and Avenia Framing

2017   Artist Encounter, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney BC

2017   Art Talk ”6th Annual South Granville Artwalk”, Pousette Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016   Mural Project "Loyalty of a friend", with teachers of Dr. J.K. Mulloy School of Calgary AB

2016   The Westin Calgary Hotel, display of Fine Art with Webster Galleries Inc. Calgary AB

2014   Three artworks as set dressing in the TV Series “Fargo” Redhawk Productions LLC, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

2012   The Seventh Annual Calfrac Cup, commission "Freedom in the Foothills", Spruce Meadows, Calgary AB

2011   Murale Project with Valley Creek School, Calgary AB

2010   Dinos Women's Volleyball Art Gala, Fundraising Event for Athelete scholarships at Webster Galleries Inc.

2010   Mural Project - Students from École Beausoleil, Okotoks AB

2010   Calgary Real Estate Board President’s Gala MLS Awards (decor: Avatar theme showing R. Fournier 3D paintings) 2009   "En harmonie avec la nature", Mural Project with Valley Creek School, Calgary AB

2006   Two Mural Project with 3 groups of students from Medicine Hat, organized by Doug McKinnon, Medicine Hat AB

2006   “Art Talk with Réal Fournier” - 11 février, Webster Galleries Inc, Calgary AB

2003   Participation as guest speaker alongside the Premier of Alberta the Honourable Mr Ralph Klein, 2003 at the opening of CFIS, the Calgary French & International School, Calgary AB

1994   Oeuvres à l'émission “L'Univers des Sons”, Canal 9 Vidéotron, Charlotte et Hervé Deux-Montagnes QC

1994   Symposium “Festival de St-Pierre”, Île d'Orléans QC

1993   Symposium à la galerie d'art Josette Tilmant, St-Sauveur-des-Monts QC

1992   Symposium Galerie Mil'Art inc., St-Bruno-De-Montarville QC