Alpha Art Gallery showcases strong, female, Canadian artists
A visual artist from Montréal, Tina Cartier is inspired by street art and pop culture. Cartier treats the female portrait in a provocative, assertive and sensual way, playing with the thought of redefining the role of women in today's society. Her inspiration is derived from the streets, allowing for a certain vulgarity and delinquency to forget the pure, the beautiful and the clean. She exploits a variety of mediums including paint, pastel, pencil and ink aerosol. Cartier is even known for integrating three-dimensional elements into her artwork to exaggerate the visual information.