Gods and Monsters: Paintings by Renée Duval


Aphrodite, 2011, 42” x 88”

Aphrodite, 2011, 42” x 88”


Gods and Monsters is a series of paintings based on manipulated images of symmetrical trees. These trees appear somewhat hallucinatory –simultaneously commonplace and supernatural – both “tree” and “not tree”. I want the work to provoke viewers to doubt their perceptions and reconsider their quotidian experience of the natural world.



All works are oil on canvas








Born in Vancouver, B.C. Renée Duval graduated with honours from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and received her M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal. She has exhibited throughout Canada as well as in the U.S. and France and she has a number of works in both public and corporate collections.