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Robert Savignac

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Robert Savignac, painter

Robert Savignac, painter, lives in the Laurentian region of Quebec. Born in Montreal in 1946, his work proposes inviting places where the plant world offers itself as an oasis in the middle of the macadam that surrounds us. His palette, rich in pure colours, gives a dimension of quiet, yet feverish activity.

Robert Savignac - Gardens, sunshine and balconies
Date and place of birth
Robert Savignac was born in Montreal in 1946. In his painting he takes the enclosed intimate spaces of the city and gives them the freshness and vitality of the country.

Background and career
Robert Savignac has always felt a driving passion to paint. In his thirties, to pursue his dream, he enrolled in an evening art course at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. With his college diploma in hand, he moved on to Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The painter vividly remembers the joy he during that time at learning to work his medium and develop new techniques. Savignac was already creating his own niche: more a craftsman than an intellectual, the artist avoided deep analysis and the study of theory in favour of democratic art, painting that is accessible and authentic. In the early ‘90s, he began to paint full time.
Robert Savignac, painter

Work and art
In his painting, Robert Savignac reinvents the city, conjuring up parks and neighbourhoods, lush gardens, balconies laden with flower boxes, expansive green lawns of summer and other examples of the earth’s fertility.

His oil paintings portray inviting places where the natural world creates an oasis. Although his compositions are deliberately inhabited, trees and flowers reign supreme. Through his work, the painter seeks to convey a message of joy and optimism. The result is a cascade of colour on his canvas, where flowers contrast with lush greenery. His work gives off an impression of frank gaiety and an instant emanation of happiness.

Savignac makes no attempt at realism. He quite clearly loves flowers and paints them everywhere with enthusiasm and generosity. Far from seeking to reproduce the real world, he takes full poetic licence. Instead of enslaving himself to forms, he explores and works with them. Although a figurative painter, he shows little concern for the effects of depth. For this happy adventurer, perspective is unobtrusive and theories remain in the abstract.

Robert Savignac is represented by the Au P'tit Bonheur Art Gallery since 1999, exclusively for Eastern Canada.