Born in Montreal in 1942, artist Roger Alexandre was early imbued with the spirit of the Automatistas group formed around Paul-Émile Borduas, whose art was a technique of writing not controlled by consciousness.
At Roger Alexandre, this translates into a stylized and stripped realism and a palette of soft colors in an absolute contrast.
A painting by Roger Alexandre is an assured change of scenery, but measured. A discreet companion, which reveals itself in the course of days and lighting.
Roger Alexandre taught for a few years before studying painting with his brother Jérôme. This teacher passed on automatist techniques and Borduas teachings to his students, a largely self taught artist. Since then his work has been featured in many exhibits across Québec, Unites States and Europe. In recent decades his style has matured: a stylized and pared down approach with soft colours in camaieu.
His canvases encourage contemplation and introspection. This deeply humanist artist creates and directs a boundless world.