Denis Chiasson’s paintings are a window into the inner world of the other. The structure of the black frame surrounding the subject emphasizes the distance between the active viewer and the passive subject. It is as though we look through a portal to see down inside an unknown place.
Even in the midst of activity – playing music, painting, reading, skating, Chiasson’s subjects are in deep contemplation. In the world of increasingly hectic lives Chiasson’s artwork contains within it an attempt to rest. His subjects juxtaposed against the pressures of modern life.