“The fruits of my imagination: I do not paint from real-life models. My fruit has borrowed the figurative look of apples, pears, plums and cherries, but not the realism. They provide a pretext to speak of men and women. They are characters who take their lives for a walk down the paths for our day-to-day lives.
The 8 X 8 Martin Gallery exhibition represented a challenge. I rarely paint so small sizes. I wanted to paint as I usually do on large canvas. I produced Charest mini sizes as I looked in an inverted microscope. Every 8 X 8 painting shows all details of a larger painting.”
– Gilles Charest