Art Brokerage: Rene Lalonde Canadian Artist: b.1950. Blending the traditions of surrealism, cubism, and fauvism, René Lalonde's artwork approaches us with both the emotional force of vivid and unusual color, and the simplicity of flattened out planes, bringing the everyday to life with extraordinary intensity. Though his works are vibrant and intense, they somehow project a sense of calm, serenity, and at times easygoing buoyancy, leaving us wondering as to the nature of this paradoxical effect. His artworks cover a diverse range of everyday subjects though there are a few that are quite distinctive; dramatic arrays of brilliantly colored flowers and vases, lush landscapes tinged with a dream-like atmosphere, and geometric patterns filled with colors fractured into spectacular light and pattern. Regardless of the subject matter, the results are paintings rich with dramatic content and intense color, with a luminous and sometimes whimsical quality. When pressed for a label to describe his style, Lalonde suggests that he creates a sort of New Modern Art, but adds that the search to label his work often constrains him, so he prefers that each viewer define his art by what they see in it. As his personal vision guides him through each painting, he asks that the viewer allow their own emotions to guide them through the experience of enjoying the artwork. Listings wanted.