Josyane Roduit-Gaudin aims to express energy and emotion in her vibrant paintings, and her strong eye for color is essential to that message. Adept at both creating subtle patterns of muted shades and using bursts of bright colors to add drama and movement, the artist takes advantage of all the possibilities of color as an expressive force. A block of yellow or a seemingly scribbled pattern of red will transform the soft, shadowy background, bringing each composition alive and pulling us into a compellingly three-dimensional world.
Color is just one of the tools at Roduit-Gaudin’s disposal. She also combines a powerful feel for line with a strong ability to juxtapose textures, employing a wide variety of materials and a broad range of tools. Using paintbrushes, spatulas, or even applying pigment directly from the tube, she puts together acrylics, oils, charcoal, chalk, and even stone and marble powder on her canvases. It is her ability to channel those elements into a whole that is at once harmonious and dynamic that gives her work its unique power.