Painter Caroline Mousseau’s process is unique: by drying out the oil paints and adding wax to the oils, Mousseau is able to achieve a dense identity that translates to a painting perspective anchored by the canvas but clearly yearning for movement laterally. The artist aims to embody contradictions. Her lines curve vertically and horizontally, and slightly towards the viewer, as paint spills over the edges of the brush marks on Mousseau’s canvases.
Mousseau graduated as the valedictorian of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012. She also studied l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 2010. Mousseau has exhibited throughout Canada and in 2014, she was curated in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, with an eponymous book launch, in London and New York. The artist lives and works in Vancouver.