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Now residing in Cornwall, Ontario, Pierre Giroux moved to Toronto at 18 to study drawing and painting at the Ontario College of Arts and Design. Pierre spent his final year of education in Florence, Italy, where the abandoned farmhouses inspired him in the area. Before returning to Canada, he travelled to Paris. He visited a gallery showcasing paintings of the interiors of houses that captured light and space like nothing he had seen before.
After returning home, Pierre’s works became about celebrating the spaces we inhabit, drawing inspiration for his interiors from homes in the area he lives in and the grand rooms and estates found in Europe, particularly France. The influence of Pierre’s time in Florence can be seen in how he manipulates the light and draws from the styles of the Italian Renaissance.
“Classical architecture, from rural homes found in the Canadian countryside to French and Italian vestibules and drawing rooms, Classical architecture is the foundations of my work. The paintings play upon the fine line between reality and slight surrealism, always drawing upon the viewer to move within the rooms. Streams of light poke through windows and doors into dim interiors, calling you to venture out. Entryways flanked by trees and English gardens invite you to walk back in. I hope to evoke the memories of the many spaces we’ve visited, lived in and the role they’ve played upon our senses.” - Pierre Giroux.
West End Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, on whose traditional lands our Victoria gallery stands. We also acknowledge that our Edmonton gallery is situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit.