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At first glance, the colourful paintings hanging in the lobby of the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre appear to be the work of two very different artists.
Bold, geometric abstract canvases hang amongst depictions of impressionist-like tropical landscapes. But both are the creations of Jean-Salomon André, a
Haitian-born artist whose solo painting exhibit is visiting Brock this week as part of African Heritage Month celebrations.
The son of a farmer, André grew up in Dessalines, a town about two hours north of Port-au-Prince, where he found a muse in his natural surroundings.
“I paint many landscapes because I’m from a region where landscapes are beautiful,” said André, who now calls Brampton home.