Hauntingly Beautiful Charcoal Drawings by Véronique La Perriére M.

If Salvador Dalí and Edgar Allan Poe had a daughter, and that daughter liked to draw strange and lovely things, then we imagine that she would create the kind of beautiful work seen in this series by Montreal-based artist Véronique La Perriére M.; her pet subjects — mysterious ladies and the woodland creatures who them — figure into charcoal-rendered scenes that seem like something pulled from of a half-remembered dream, or as she describes it, “the space between the visible and the invisible.”

“My recent drawings linger in the land of the conscious and the unconscious and probe how the body can give visibility to a psychic world,” La Perriére M. explains in her artist statement. “The images propose fantastic and poetic anomalies of the human body, as manifestations of foreign and remote components, which surface, mark, transform, and metamorphosize the body and its content.” Click through for a selection of our favorite pieces, and head over to Gallery SAS to learn more about the artist and her striking work.


Véronique La Perrière M., Passage et recommencement : recto et verso, 2011


Véronique La Perrière M., Étude pour des pensées fuyantes, 2009


Véronique La Perrière M., Enquête, extrait de La sirène, l’âne et le bouleau, 2010


Véronique La Perrière M., La forêt désenchantée (abîme sans lendemain), 2007


Véronique La Perrière M., Nuée, 2007


Véronique La Perrière M., Extrait de La sirène, l’âne et le bouleau, 2010

Véronique La Perrière M., Petit inconscient (étude pour une sortie), 2007


Véronique La Perrière M., Auto-ethnographie, 2011


Véronique La Perrière M., Dissolution et recommencement (swan), 2011

[via My Modern Met]