Rock Therrien draws his ideas from everyday life, music, and memories of his childhood. As he seeks to capture the viewer’s attention through the subject of his work and his palette of colours, his explosively vibrant works are always lined with a touch of humor. His latest production focuses on universal icons: cartoons. These timeless characters, known and loved by young and old people alike, provide a feeling of cheerfulness, inevitably reminding the viewer of their own childhood memories. A superposition of collages, repetitive patterns made with stencils and various writings adorn the background. The works of Rock Therrien have significant texture and depth that make the viewer smile with nostalgic humor. The artist likes to hint at the process of construction of his compositions and his sketches.
Often illuminated with colorful neon integrated into the work, his recent works are part of a pop and modern spirit. His works are presented as missives, inviting the viewer to decode them. Rock Therrien considers each of his paintings as carrying a story, an independent message. We are invited to approach his work in many ways, as he provides the viewer with a multitude of clues, to be discovered as we browse the canvas.
Born in 1970 in Armagh, Quebec, Rock Therrien has been attracted to art from an early age. He trained himself to master visual arts, thanks to a true love for creation. His works are found today in several private and public collections around the world. He lives and works in the heart of the Laurentians region.