Serena Beaulieu investigates the effects of color and form on visual perception. Through a skillful execution of clean painted lines, bold use of color and simplistic geometric constructions, she merges her strong interest in formalism with an architectural style. Beaulieu is informed by her own inner-city surroundings, experimenting with scale and depth to emphasize the three-dimensionality of her forms.
Acrylic or oil is applied in very thin layers, allowing the grain of the wood to be apparent. At times, traces of a different coloured undercoat are left to show the decisions made in the process of painting. She often works in series: she explores different sizes and thicknesses of panels in a way that deviates the perceptions of the art object.
Serena graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2017) and currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.
Click here to watch a short video clip of Serena in her studio speaking about her formalist influences.