Principally narrative and characterized by the cohabitation of a multiplicity of genres and motives, Pierre Dorion's paintings gravitate towards the questions raised by the impact of mechanical imaging on the pictorial practice. Most of his paintings draw from snap shots with which he documents situations encountered during his wanderings, mainly in the urban chaos. Anonymous photos found on the street also occasionally inspire his subject matter. His curious compositions alternate ceaselessly between abstraction and figuration.
Pierre Dorion is based in Montréal. He has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad, and is represented in numerous collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the National Gallery of Canada. He was recently featured in a solo exhibition entitled Pierre Dorion: peinture et photographie at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. He is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto, Galerie René Blouin in Montréal, and by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.