Tousignant, Claude

Claude Tousignant was born in Montreal in 1932. First influenced by the Pop Art Movement, he was also influenced by the Group of the Montreal Plasticiens 1955 (Jean-Paul Jérôme, Louis Belzile, Rodolphe de Repentigny and Fernand Toupin). In his work, figuration gave way to geometric shapes and bright colors. With Guido Molinari he will be part of a second wave of  ‘Plasticiens Artists ‘.

During the 1960s, he became famous with his series of paintings such as the “Chromatic Transformers”, “Chromatic Accelerators” and “Gongs”. From the end of the 1970’s Tousignant pursued his colored concept, by painting entirely monochrome works.

A retrospective of his work was presented at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal in 2009.



C.G., 1978, silkscreen, 76 x 56 cm

Pthalo Blue

Pthalo Blue, 2012, acrylic on cardboard, 23 x 31 cm

Gong 5-1

Gong 5-1, 1967, silkscreen, 56 x 76

Triptyque I

Triptyque I, 1970, silkscreen, 56 x 76 cm

Triptyque II

Triptyque II, 1970, silkscreen, 56 x 76 cm