Richard Tetrault

Thanks for visiting my website! Artwork is arranged both by medium as well as by themes. i update it regularly with projects and new pieces. 

 Scroll down each for the various subgroups, whether paintings, prints or murals.  For workshops, please see the 'whats new' section or send me an email through the address below. 

I have lived and worked for most of my career in Vancouver, with a studio in Strathcona, near Chinatown. 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 the city, 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, and I am interested in the qualities and dynamics of the modern, ever-changing street-scape.  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 a broad range of media that include 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. I can be reached at tetraultr@gmail.com

 

 

News

 The Elusive Landscape,in Benkovac Museum Regional Gallery and Zadar (Gallery of State Archives), Croatia in June and July 2015.

These works are now in the collection of Vancouver Hospital and St Paul's Hospital, both in Vancouver... the former at the main entranceway and the other, in Emerge. 

A 17 min. video of the Big Print Project can  be viewed on YouTube at the link below.

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.

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