The current body of work consists of vividly depicted abstract paintings that use strong, bold colors in a mixed medium that delight in swirling movement. Thickness and transparency of the media, allow the works to retain qualities of depth and liquidity even after drying. Each canvas possesses layers of pure, rich color and thick undulating texture that capture light by visually traveling through the painting. Swirling strokes and flow of color give the pieces a living moving appearance that assumes a decorative splendor.
Pioneering through uncharted territory Girouard engineered methods to regulate the intensity of colors, manipulate the form in each work, and develop a curing process to smooth the final product. He will pulse out liquid while monitoring the flow and saturation of the canvas and deliberately introduce elements that intrigue and delight. Girouard’s work is co-created both with his precise and deliberate guidance towards its completion along with an intuitive sense of how each piece is to emerge.
The atmosphere of these works is complex using bold colors and patterns that interweave and intermingle. These forms appear solid and simple from a distance but upon close inspection they are riddled with the twists and turns that surround our lives. Gazing at the pieces one can peer into the vibrant depths and see colors within colors frozen in time.
Infused with passion and curiosity these works awaken the viewer to the great mystery that surrounds us and rekindles the joy and creativity of youth. Reminiscent of Frankenthaler and Klee, Girouard pursues the use of color with abandon and inspires the exploration and observance of our interior landscape. The wonder of it all - swirling before our eyes enticing you to ask where is that swirl traveling on the canvas and where is it traveling in me.