Originally from Quebec City, Rose Cantin returned to her hometown after a few years spent in Montreal. With an atypical background in jewelry and industrial design, she has transposed her interests in form, composition and material into pictorial abstraction since 2009.
Naturally diligent and meticulous, the self-taught artist draws inspiration from constructivist and minimalist trends to create works in which clear geometric shapes and profiled lines master the instability of the hazardous gesture. Dripping, folding and piling up thus thwart the controlled intentions of its frame. This eternal battle between the organized and the chaotic animates Rose Cantin's production, but also punctuates her personal life. Divided between the compulsion for order and the intriguing beauty of novelty, she only manages to marry these two impulses on the canvas.
Rose Cantin's pictorial and sculptural work is a constant back and forth between impulse and control. It generally begins with the precise and impeccable demarcation of a work area in which the artist allows himself to let go. This is followed by the application of colors and textures of different intensities which will then be carefully balanced in order to satisfy the designer's need for uniformity and delicacy.