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Women I love in their Bedrooms – Magali Bélair-Boileau

Bouquet de Gypsophile et draps blancs (Portrait de Mathilde), WILITB, Magali Bélair-Boileau, (24×36″), 2020
Murs roses et cheveux teints (Portrait d’Ariane), WILITB, Magali Bélair-Boileau, (24×36″), 2020
Nuages et Sorcellerie (Portrait de Marie-Ève), WILITB, Magali Bélair-Boileau, (24×36″), 2020

Magali Bélair-Boileau is a Montreal-based artist, born in 1998, who is currently pursuing a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University. She is interested in the domestic environment, specifically the symbolic meaning embedded in the objects that surround and occupy a place in our lives as well as the relationship we develop with them. Through her painted portraits, Bélair-Boileau creates visual testimonies of people’s interpersonal relationships and bonds with their personal space. Her work serves to translate the magic that emanates from the mundane; it is a collection of fragments of intimacy, both personal and borrowed, which touches on themes such as vulnerability, fragility, and memory. Fascinated with the sentiment of feeling at home, both physically and psychologically, she explores the contrasts between the interior and the exterior and feelings of comfort and discomfort. Bélair-Boileau tries to paint an unusual portrait of the daily.

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