Éloïse Brodeur was raised in an environment suitable for the development of her own creativity. Her mother was a painter and her father an architect. She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal and received various awards and scholarships for her artwork. Brodeur also had the opportunity of attending advanced drawing workshops in Umbria, Italy. Since 1999, Brodeur has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada. While exploring the theme of the cow, Éloïse Brodeurs' work arouses debate. She certainly calls into question the way our society functions, our methods of consumption, abundance, excess, overproduction as well as the historical domestication of the animal. She also respects her subject's peacefulness and equanimity by using a palette based on contrast. The emptiness or the pure space that surrounds the subject, brings balance and calls for serenity and introspection in the viewer.
ARTIST STATEMENT I’ve tried to respect my subject’s peacefulness and equanimity by using an almost monochromatic palette. Extracted from its natural and colorful environment, from the noise and stress generated by man, the cow is depicted as a sketch. Emptiness, or rather the pure space that surrounds the subject, brings balance and calls fore serenity and introspection. It is within this static timelessness that the majestic animal is revealed to us. Its body, distorted by overproduction, reminds us of the relationship we sometimes have with our own image. The cow stands motionless, content, and ruminating, but beyond the moment captured on the canvas, the cow in its attitude and behavior is not so far from man himself. The cow then becomes subject, witness and mirror.