Richard Tetrault

My paintings, prints and murals explore life within the contemporary urban landscape.  I have been influenced by my involvement in the community, most specifically the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and in the desire to reveal its numerous sides. The shifting dynamics of the street is a collage of images and encounters that are both edgy and full of primal vitality. I am interested in the qualities and dynamics of the modern, ever-changing streetscape.  In studio work, I move between the mediums of woodcut, monoprint, mixed media painting and acrylics. Each infuses the other with possibilities, providing springboards for new directions.

Public murals are both solo and collaborative, and along with painted murals, i have worked in mosaic, etched aluminum and concrete. My public works have been influenced both by the muralists of Mexico, as well as by contemporary Muralist movements in the United States and elsewhere.     I can be reached at rtetrault@telus.net

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Work in progress shots, mural at York Theatre Vancouver, with Sharifah Marsden and Tetrault, (design), assisted on mural painting by Jerry Whitehead and Mike Levin, youth and volunteer gr

From a recent trip to Goa, Kerela and Rajasthan in December 2017/January 2018, these are some drawings from my sketchbooks that provide me with source material for studio work. 

 

Come and join us for the launch of my latest mural URBAN WEAVE DTES! It will be inaugurated May 26th at Woodwards, downtown Vancouver. 

Recently commissioned by the City of West Vancouver, two of my 'wood relief' murals.