Emotional Gesture: The Artwork of Pat Cantin

Another-selfie_©Pat_Cantin Another selfie | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 36" X 36" | © Pat Cantin

“Bachelor in visual and media arts, Pat Cantin approaches as subject, abstract portrait, semi-figurative or, “anti-portrait”, as he likes to call it.

See and feel the emotion of a face other than through the eyes or the direct expression. Without the eyes, already, the interpretation of a portrait is perceived very differently from one spectator to another. Reading the expression of the proposed character while looking elsewhere to find his bearings becomes the key.

Pat Cantin works with oil, aerosol and acrylic for his canvas production. Each medium brings a different essence to the work.”

You can see more of his work on Facebook, Instagram, or his website.


28th-time_©Pat_Cantin
28th time | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas
20″ X 28″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

jour-et-nuit_©Pat_Cantin
Jour et nuit | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 30″ X 36″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

Kidacalotte_©Pat_Cantin
Kidacalotte | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 16″ X 16″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

Le-lacet-devant_©Pat_Cantin
Le lacet devant | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 36″ X 36″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

Selfie_©Pat_Cantin
Selfie | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 30″ X 36″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

Smo-king_©Pat_Cantin
Smo-King | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 30″ X 40″ | © Pat Cantin

 


 

the-man-who-sold-the-world_©Pat_Cantin
The man who sold the world | Acrylic, spray can, oil pastel and markers on canvas | 30″ X 36″ | © Pat Cantin