A Bigger, Longer Wait, 2020

A Bigger, Longer Wait, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 in
Donated by the artist
Courtesy of Art Rental and Sales, Vancouver Art Gallery
Estimated value: $3,500

Jean Paul Langlois is a Métis artist from Vancouver Island, currently painting in East Vancouver. His work is informed by television and cinema, particularly Westerns, 70s sci-fi and Saturday morning cartoons. Using ultra-saturated colours, references to art history and well-worn cinema tropes, he seeks to understand the alienation to his own cultural backgrounds, both indigenous and settler. His work is an examination of his own life through the reinterpretation of family stories using characters and motifs from the pop culture he was weaned on. The result is a very recognizable style of familiar figures in their own world of bright colours and flattened space.

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