THE ARTIST

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Liliane Keeler was initially trained as a fashion designer. She later earned a Certificate in Visual Arts from l'Université du Québec à Montréal and a B.A. in Art History. Favoring painting for many years, she discovers the art of mosaic and participates in numerous courses in Montreal and in France. Her works have been seen in solo and group exhibitions in Québec and in Ontario. They are part of private collections in Québec, Ontario and France and public collections; l'Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Ottawa Public Library, the town of Boucherville. Liliane Keeler is a professional member of the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels in Québec and is a member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee in Boucherville.

STATEMENT

Liliane Keeler's artistic endeavour is centred upon the relationship of time, space and the world in which we live. Concerned with recalling places that stamp reality or the dream in which memory and hope are superimposed, she questions the often abstract and fleeting notion of the passage of time. Fragmented or shown whole, these places initiate a dialog between art and life. Calling upon her imagination or using selected images or photographs, she reconstructs the landscape by means of provoking a mysterious aura in the shadow of a memory. She tackles in her works the themes of abandoned spaces, the landscapes, the ruins and the souvenirs that surface in the memory.

In addition to her paintings, she is interested in mosaic; this form of ancient art that goes back to antiquity. The assembling of tessels is done from isolated and disparate elements. The management of shadings, substance, the difficult repetitive movement, the uniformity, all confer on the mosaic a unique tactile and visual effect. Mosaic, nowadays, is booming and belongs to the contemporary art world.

Art is a force that tends towards a goal that must serve to develop and refine the human soul.

Wassily Kandinsky