May 7 – May 24, 2009

Ludmila Armata is renowned internationally for the purity of her engravings and the power of her images – simple and ambiguous forms that evoke the irresistible force of transformation in life.

Kim Boumansour, « Impression de corps en  mouvement ».

Ludmila Armata, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2003

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Westmount, Thursday, April 16, 2009 – Galerie D’Este is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Canadian artist Ludmila Armata.

Taking inspiration from her interior life, the artist associates her works with emotions that are inexpressible outside the context of her work. The singular force and astonishing power of her forms are achieved through a combination of refinement and precision. Monochromatic compositions bring to the fore the textures, the lines and the contrasts between the compositional elements and the paper support. Choosing ambiguity over narrative, her works are neither abstract nor figurative.

Armata’s prints and mixed media works refer to the biological world, oscillating between the recognizable and non-representational. The process of growth and transformation of the organic form is part of the artist’s approach. The works Source(2008) and Uvertura (2008) reflect movement and stability, concepts which can be found in her entire production.

Ludmila Armata, with her extensive training in the visual arts, is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the 2002 Prix de la Fondation Monique et Robert Parizeau and a Bourse Projet Creation from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québecin 2006. In the past twenty years Armata has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada and internationally. Her works can be found in many important collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, the Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

For further information, please contact the gallery.