#Sculptor Andre Desjardin’s newest #bronze masterpiece “Devinir” | 32” x 13” x 23”| Bronze Edition of 55. Shown as recent placement in Toronto, Canada.
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"With my brush, for a brief moment of a painting, I celebrate the right to live, to love, to speak, to make love…” André Desjardins
André Desjardins was born in Hauterive, Canada in 1964. Even as a child he was interested in the origins, the cultural differences and, most significantly, the uniqueness of every individual. He spent hours in the family’s large library searching through atlases and encyclopedias looking for images and stories of people from far away places. At the age of 12, the sudden, devastating death of his father created in Desjardins an intense desire to create the world without suffering and tragedy – a world of calm, peace and comfort. He spent four years of his adolescence creating a miniature city, his first three-dimensional artistic endeavor. That effort led him to devote his time to technical and artistic drawing giving him an exceptional comprehension of space.
Desjardins completed his degree at the University of Quebec at Montreal in graphic design – a choice of disciplines that combined his personal interests and hobbies. In 1988 he founded his own communication agency which became very successful. Fourteen years later, in 2002, he decided to sell his business in order to return to his most profound interest: artistic creation.
In the same year, Desjardins met Helene Belanger-Martin who quickly became his muse, his inspiration and his motivation. Her perspective, interpretation and appreciation for his artwork gave him the inspiration to transcend the simple representation of likeness by communicating shared emotions arising from the core of humanity.
The essence of life emerges with every stroke of Desjardins’ brush, every texture and nuance, transforming the empty canvas into a statement about the mysteries of life, love and our universe itself. His thoughts become real as hidden faces break free from chaos with a serene and tranquil feeling while muted and subtle colors coax one into a dreamlike state of experiencing the mysteries that Desjardins reveals.
Desjardins’ paintings are poetry. He conjures up life through lines, colors and textures much as other do through words. His works are communicative; they speak, they listen. They grab, entice and seduce. They touch. They demonstrate a fine mastery of depth, both pictorial and human.
In 2008, Desjardins presented his work at New York Art Expo where he realized an impressive and unexpected success. He sold all of the 26 paintings that he had brought and was offered representation by of the United States’ most prestigious artist’s agency, Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. The agency’s solid reputation is based on the quality of its carefully selected and exclusive group of twelve artists and the high caliber of the galleries that carry their artists’ work. Daniel Winn and Randy Slavin, the principals and founders of Masterpiece Publishing, Inc., have brought Desjardins’ career to new heights. He has been recognized as one of the ten most promising new artists in the U.S. by Art Business News magazine and his paintings and sculpture are now exhibited in many U.S. galleries and in prestigious private collections.
“Art is important because it is a universal and timeless language… it makes me feel immortal… to leave something that will last. It’s my way to communicate that kind of emotion.”