Guy Boudro was born in Sept-Iles Quebec, Canada in 1967. He currently lives and works in the Montreal area where he maintains his dynamic studio. As a young artist Guy studied every conceivable medium in depth, including sculpture, painting, and serigraphy. Additionally, his studies in industrial design gave him the tools of precision and a focused perfection to create master works.
Boudro was greatly influenced and inspired by the work of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and Rosenquist. He would spend weeks in NY visiting the haunts of the Pop artists greats as well as attending museum openings and exhibitions of their retrospectives. In doing so, he was able to immerse himself in the cultural zeitgeist of the art world.
Boudro always felt an uncanny alignment with the energy and heartbeat of NY. He developed his own unique Pop style from his frequent trips to NY by creating a series of yellow taxi cab images which were very much a symbol of the city he adored.
Boudro evolved his painting tableau to incorporate famed brand identities in concert with pop icons, fantastic super heroes, and nostalgic cartoon characters. The vibrant and colorful brush strokes he creates continue to dance with the themes that you now see in his current collections.
Most recently Guy is exploring the retro vinyl record and the ubiquitous postage stamp both being elevated to a place of whimsy and humor. With his inimitable precision and exceptional technique he free hands every brush stroke with remarkable control. Boudro paints straight lines and curves with such astonishing accuracy that it looks as if his work has been photographed instead of painted.
His style marries his Pop art roots to the surrealist through the use of unexpected juxtapositions and dreamlike compositions. Boudro spreads his passion through more complexity and detailed work in elements of his Mosaic images, Puzzles, and what he titles “Comic Stripes.”
In keeping with his love of NY he created special art commissions and installations for flagship shops such as Barnes & Noble, Steuben Glass as well as Mikli, both on Madison Ave. Additionally, he installed a very special work in the front window of LongChamp’s Boutique in Soho, NY.
His artistic universe has been recognized during outstanding exhibitions through many special projects with installations at the French Consulate in NY, the UN, the Sommets de Courchevel, and Novotel, a prestigious part of the Accor hotels in NY. Guy’s work was honored on the 10th anniversary of September 11th, he created a giant Heart in the shape of a puzzle piece in collaboration with Pop artist R. Katch. This became a part of the 9/11 Virtual Memorial.