Dean Bauche

The Artist

Dean Bauche is a professional artist, curator, educator and adjudicator. Bauche has 22 years of museum experience as the Director of Galleries for the City of North Battleford. Bauche works in both traditional and new media including: copper, encaustic pastel acrylic HDR photograph and some film but is best known for his evocative portraits in oil and encaustic.

Bauche’s work has won many awards and can be found in national publications as well as private and public collections across Canada including the collection of former Prime Minister John Turner. Bauche is represented by Soul Gallery in Winnipeg. When his work is exhibited in public galleries buyers contact him directly

Dean is an adjudicator for OSAC and is a popular art educator and guest artist/ Artist in Residence across Canada. Over the years, his unique approach to art education has made him a leader in the use of SMART technology. His award winning educational publications are now recommended by Saskatchewan Manitoba and Alberta Learning and are in every school in Saskatchewan.

Artist Statement

My art endeavors to explore all the dimensions that make us human: spirit, body, mind, and place. The creative drive that shapes and forms my art is a need to “seek communion”. Communion with myself, with others, with God. Each Subject offers its own emotional energy, shaping the nature of the expression. Painting portraits is akin to a process of stripping away what I know stroke by stroke attempting to reveal or discover what is hidden

I think when all the stripping is done and a work is successful we are left with something closer to truth, beauty or mystery. These, after all, are the invisible things, enclosed by the flesh.

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