BIO Sabine Lecorre-Moore discovered acrylic painting and traditional texturing and layering techniques in high school. Upon graduating, she was accepted to the Institut supérieur de peinture Van der Kelen in Belgium, where she studied classical technique in oil painting. For fifteen years she worked as a commission artist for architects, designers and private clients. She now dedicates more time to painting and hosts studio exhibitions.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Sabine Lecorre-Moore’s artistic practice is based on encounters with the public. Whether working in video or installation or when mounting an exhibition, her projects only truly exist when they have been presented to the public. She has lived in Alberta for thirty years, or 360 months. This figure is also that used to describe complete perception – 360° – of a space. Here, the Alberta landscape has inspired the creation of a series of miniature paintings, drawn from personal photographs and others coming from the public. When the series is complete, most of Alberta will be represented.
PROJECT Begun in 2017, the project Peindre l’Alberta continues in the tradition of nineteenth-century artistic currents which explored photography, a “new” technology at the time. This project is located at the crossroads of contemporary and classical technologies and pays tribute to Sabine Lecorre-Moore’s province of adoption. In it, she uses photography to paint depictions of urban and natural landscapes. This endeavour requires great interaction with the public, as the latter collaborates actively in its construction and installation. She will ask the public to participate by hanging, one at a time, the 300 miniatures she has painted, as a way to engage in dialogue. Surrounded by their presence, we will have the sense of being a part of the landscape. Together these landscapes, over time, form a series of stories. To these stories are added those of the viewer who, in turn, recounts a memory tied to the place depicted.