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Robert Houle’s artistic endeavours span more than forty years of intense production. His use of abstraction and colour is key in understanding his paintings. In Houle’s work the land and natural environment provide metaphors for spiritual concepts, as seen in his selection of specific colours to evoke a relationship with nature. Through his paintings, mixed-media works, and site-specific commissions, Houle has exposed historical and contemporary issues affecting Indigenous cultures.


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