Leonel Jules

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Léonel Jules
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Born 29 December 1953 (1953-12-29)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Canadian
Known for Painting, Art
Movement Carré Plastique

Leonel Jules is a Contemporary Canadian painter from Montreal, Quebec, originally from Haiti.[1] A graduate of the Université du Québec in Fine Arts, he has done research in history and semiotics of art. After receiving numerous awards and fellowships, he devoted himself to painting and the diffusion of art though Art-Media a television show, now a research center Art-Media whose mission is to educate and help discover contemporary art.

His approach as an artist[2][3] led him to create territorial languages by the rhythmic movement of a «Carré Plastique». This specific movement in the painting is developed to reveal the structure and pictorial identity. Such as a in game objects are animated in a «painterly vibe» where the elements are being created spontaneously. A particular space of improvisation progressing in an exploration painting’s tools.

Community projects[edit]

His approach is to build himself through color, texture, to glimpse in the field image and portrayal of what we call identity. This image identity acquires a new dimension in the pictorial space that involves young and old students in an educational experience (Dazibao and arrimage)


Paul Klee [4] for his interest of drawing rhythms, graphics and above all a presence of spirituality which allows me to find my own African roots. Matisse [5] for a profound discovery of color and collage. Riopelle and les Automatistes[6] Québécois for the idea of a behavior in which I can find a personal energy by the gestures. And then there is inevitably... Picasso, especially his Guernica. In this case I can not speak of influence, but of convergence on how to find transcendence in painting, how to invoke the sky.

Recognition and Awards[edit]

2004-2005 Creation grant, SODAC [8]
1989 Canadian Painters Award, Montreal
1985 Gold Medal, Visual Arts National Competition
1984 Silver Medal and Honourable Mention, Visual Arts National Competition


Writer and professor of art Léonel Jules has been exposing for over 25 years. His works are in numerous private and public collections such as the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Musée de Joliette, Martineau Walker Collection, the Collection of the National Bank of Canada, Loto Québec Collection, Collection and Provigo in Montreal. Not to mention other private collections in Germany, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Miami, Switzerland, Monte Carlo and Haiti.


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