The abstract paintings of the prolific David Bolduc are known for their poetic and lyrical quality. Maintaining a style often referred to as ‘exotic’ or ‘eccentric’ modernism, Bolduc is undoubtedly an heir to the abstraction of his many great predecessors such as Jack Bush and Gershon Iskowitz, although he works in a style of softness as opposed to the gestural. Inspired by motifs in nature such as flowers, trees and stars which he admired during his many worldly travels, Bolduc interpreted his subjects using a colourful palette and building bold, impasto surfaces.
Bolduc was born in Toronto in 1945 and spent one year at the Ontario College of Art (Toronto) before studying at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Montréal. It was in Montréal that he would hold his first solo show at the Elysée Theatre in 1966. Bolduc’s artistic career spanned over three decades and included an extensive exhibition schedule with many commercial galleries in Toronto. His work is represented in major public collections throughout Canada. Since his passing in 2010, he has remained an important figure of abstract art in Canada.
—Courtesy of Waddington's
Signature: Signed, titled and dated 2001 on the reverse
Private Collection, Toronto