Matthew Belval

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"Van"

"Van"

Oil on canvas 20x40x1.5 inches $old

"Cadillac"

"Cadillac"

Oil on canvas 24x12x1.5 inches Sold

"Ferrari"

"Ferrari"

Oil on canvas 22x46x1.5 inches $4200 - Sold

"Scribble Can"

"Scribble Can"

Oil on canvas 18x24x1.5 inches Sold

Statement
 

At a young age, he was introduced to painting by a Montérégie artist. He continued his artistic development in various institutions, but it is in the bohemian world that he found his way. In the summer of 2009, Matthew left his hometown to settle in the metropolis, where the condition of the homeless moved him. The neighbourhood awakens his sensitivity to humanity, despite social barriers. He begins a touching series of paintings dedicated to the street. Starting in 2014, Matthew regularly visits La Rockette bar to paint in front of an audience with a handful of other artists. 

 

In 2016, he started the "Backstage" project, presenting artists from the stage, off stage. In particular, he was approached by Jacques Jacobus to create the cover of his album. In 2018, his work makes its first appearance in film. He was asked to create an original work for the short film "La Porte", which tells the story of an agoraphobic painter played by Patrick Huard. Since 2014, his work has been repeatedly selected to participate in fundraising events organised by prestigious foundations such as Art Sida, Jacques Bouchard and Le Groupe Perron.