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

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.

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.