The City Speaks

Franck Chambrun

Franck Chambrun

Mount Royal Avenue, Montreal

Franck Chambrun seems to have rediscovered my photos. After painting several of them in 2007, he has done the same over the past few weeks, though with a distinct shift in style. Whereas his earlier paintings distilled the streetlife depicted in my photos to its bare essence of form and colour, his new works seem to read the city’s thoughts and emotions. Maybe it’s my own personal bias, but his paintings seem to have a greater impact when you see them in conjunction with the photos on which they were based; you get to peek inside the artist’s own mind, seeing what he saw.

Franck Chambrun

Franck Chambrun

Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Franck Chambrun

Franck Chambrun

Augusta Avenue, Toronto

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