Ralph Bourque

Ralph Bourque’s meticulous landscape chronicles represent the passing of a day – loosely referencing dawn, noon, dusk and midnight, which the artist likens to the cycle of artistic creation. The medium of black ink on white paper allows Bourque to explore the interplay of darkness and light, and he often adjusts the value of the foreground, middle ground, and background of his works resulting in the interchangeability of positive and negative spaces, and thus, unexpected visual outcomes.