Canadian artist Marie-Judith Jean-Louis is a uniquely seasoned and self-taught artist based in Toronto. Her interior design experience gives her a unique skill to make projects stand out. She describes her art as mindful visual meditation, where she gets to study the interactions and the exchanges between the mind and art. Influenced by surreal painters such as Salvador Dali and René Magritte, as well as philosophers such as Dr. David R. Hawkins, she takes a minimalist and simple approach to represent various ideas in her paintings, inviting the viewers to fill in the blanks by looking for a meaning of their own, based on their personal experience and mood.
She has exhibited nationally in public spaces such as the Toronto Transit Commission, Areej Art Gallery, the Northern Contemporary Gallery, UrbanArts and South Core Financial. She has also created large scale installations for the Ottawa Home and Garden Show.
I create to better understand the world around me. I study people, ideas and places through my sketches, drawings and paintings, looking for connections. I have an obsession with finding meaning behind my subjects. Creating art connects me to people and places. I wish to convey a sense of human connection, curiosity, wonder, awe, and happiness through my etherial style of painting. The main message I aim to convey with my art is that our world is more wonderful and magical when we take time to really look at it and ponder. My goal is to help others see and feel that connection.
Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Mixed Media
© 2019 The PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project - all images are copyrighted by the artist, unless otherwise noted