André Pitre

André Pitre was born in the Gaspé region of Quebec in 1965. He moved to Montreal in 1984, enrolling in university to study first architecture, then visual arts. After working for a time as a professional architect, he decided to devote himself full-time to his art and has done so for close to 20 years.

His work is characterized by a solemn, even sacred dimension. His figurative subjects inhabit worlds that are more or less referential, the figures shown in abstracted, often maritime landscapes.

On canvas, he employs a variety of techniques, acrylic being combined with graphite, glued paper or paste; precise, controlled strokes blend with a broad, spontaneous gestural style.

Over the years, the artist’s work has evolved steadily while conserving its unique and original identity.

His works are found in numerous public and private collections in Canada and abroad.