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

News

Using a steamroller in an open-air summer event, a team of 12 artists created woodblocks on full sheets of MDF board that were inked and printed.

Curated by Celia Duthie and Nicholas Hunt of the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island, Touch Wood is a landmark exhibition by prominent B.C. artists.

Working on a new mural for the Community Arts of White Rock, at Centennial Recreation and Arts. This piece will be complete by the end of June, with an inauguration to follow.