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Laurent Palardy is an oil painter based out of Montreal, whose work depicts abstract representations of urban environments. Complex metropolitan spaces are overlaid with Euclidian sophistication — buildings are represented as cuboids, street lights and shadows are cast across the canvas as planes.
This mathematical styling stands in contrast to the painting’s colouring; sunset yellows, pastel pinks, and menthol greens comprise Laurent’s lighting and backgrounds, which accent the muted concrete greys of the various structures. These structures often extend and then diminish into the painting’s environment. The end-product borders on a dream-scape: structures of the everyday float in an impossible sun-soaked nothingness.