Carl Pilote, self-taught painter, was born in St-Bruno, Lac-St-Jean in 1965. He made his debut at 15 with gouache borrowed from his younger brother and at 18, he experimented with oil. The early 90s marked his initiation into acrylic and was offered to teach. He accepts, but on condition that he does it his way.

Later, his style took a much more abstract direction. His new flame gives him a second breath, she suggests that he paint with a spatula. Comfortable, he sits at the crossroads between the abstract and the figurative.

Traveling the rivers of Quebec, his favorite subject, he immersed himself in the places. The rivers represent for him, the woman; the rocks represent men and the trees are, he says, the witnesses of marriage. Mountains describe dreams, challenges and the sky symbolizes faith.

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