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Spotlight On: Madeleine Gross

By Marili Persson - 3 min read

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Our new Spotlight On series aims to shine a light on talented emerging photographers. Today, we get to know Toronto-based artist Madeleine Gross.

Madeleine Gross is a Toronto-based artist who customizes her photographs with paint in a way designed to “abstract landscapes but without completely abstracting reality.” A graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Madeleine intuitively applies gesture, texture, colour and strokes with paint.

The idea behind it is to emulate an immersive reality for viewers and in turn induce the sensation of actually being there just by looking. The inspiration she finds in nature and the effortlessly entertaining pastime of people watching can be felt in her images; with textural colour layers and a realistic movement her images embody the rippled water from a jet ski, ocean waves, the fresh beach breeze.

Positive connotations are at the heart of her work, with each of the photographs taken on her trips across the globe, all enhanced by a warm and bright color palette applied through a few happy strokes of a brush.

This post was created as part of our ongoing Spotlight On series. To see more of Madeleines’s beautiful photography, visit her website or follow along on her Instagram.