Born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1959
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada
Principally narrative and characterized by the cohabitation of a multiplicity of genres and motives, Pierre Dorion’s paintings gravitate towards the questions raised by the impact of mechanical imaging on the pictorial practice. Most of his paintings draw from snap shots with which he documents situations encountered during his wanderings, mainly in the urban chaos. Anonymous photos found on the street also occasionally inspire his subject matter. His curious compositions alternate ceaselessly between abstraction and figuration.