Twenty-one works are presented on nine new ephemeral urban developments and in shop windows along Ontario Street East, between Saint-Timothée and Parthenais streets.
Adding insult to injury, 2003-2013. Acrylic paint and graphite sketch mounted on two 60 "x 72" wood panels.
This work was exhibited in 2013 during the second edition of XL, the collective created by my friends Dominique Desbiens, Julie Robinson and Philippe Mayer. A very personal work, which testifies to my artistic journey and my insecurities. Several years ago, at a private viewing, I was chatting with someone who told me that the word "artist" was one of Captain Haddock's insults. As a result of this conversation, I did some research to validate these comments and found out that the insult in question was in fact "artist bugger!" ". This research allowed me to find out the word "autodidact" was also one of his insults... That was the common thread I needed. I thought about the clichés surrounding the perception of artists: "It's not a real job! "," How are you going to make a living? ", Etc. Back in 2002, when I decided to quit school in order to pursue my art studies independently, I spent up to 10 hours a day drawing and learning all I could about art. I bought several books, including those by George Bridgman, which taught me the anatomy of the human body. These are the drawings that line the background of this work. These self-taught studies led me to work in cartoons for 10 years, during which time I also began to exhibit. Despite all the exposures and opportunities I have had, I still get impostor syndrome sometimes, due to the fact that I did not go to school. There are some beliefs that are hard to let go... but I'm getting better and better every day.
Photos : Jean-Michael Seminaro
NO MORE LIES
silkscreen print on paper 22" x 26"
3 colors (metallic ink and varnish)
edition of 33 signed and numbered
NO MORE LIES is a new edition produced in collaboration with Station 16 gallery. Based on a 2019 painting by the same name, it announces the direction of my new production.
Photos: Oliver Bernardi / Station 16 gallery
Very happy to participate to the celebrations of Fête Nationale in Longueuil with the students of integration classes of Gérard-Filion high school! Come see them paint frescoes at Parc Michel-Chartrand on Monday June 24, from noon to 5 pm. A huge thank you to Caroline Charbonneau for initiating this project, which was realized thanks to the cultural development agreement between the City of Longueuil and the Government of Quebec. Join the Facebook event.
My exhibition at Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Art Souterrain, which took place from June 27 to August 16, 2018. About twenty works were presented; paintings, mixed media, prints and sculptures, created between 2011 and 2018. Photos: Jean-Michael Seminaro
Photo : Félix Renaud
I have just joined the Mentorly network to offer my services in artistic mentoring. Thank you for sharing the link, if you know anyone who might be interested!
Today, Stanley Kubrick would be 90 years old. Definitely one of the greatest filmmaker of all time. A few years ago, I created the Kubrick's Cube as a tribute to him and his work. I believe his movies are crafted like intricate puzzles, which keep unfolding every time I watch them... so it seemed appropriate. Also, I like puns! To create this piece, I customized Rubiks cubes with 54 of the most iconic scenes from Stanley's movies, which have been tainted with the classic colors from the original toy. It measures 5.9 cm (2.25") on each side and is 100% playable. It comes in a box with a numbered certificate. Limited edition. Shipping included.
Cube with Kubrick's most iconic scenes.
Each cube measures 2.25" (5.9 cm) on each side and is 100% playable. Featuring 54 of the most iconic scenes from Stanley Kubrick's movies, including Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, 2001 : A Space Odyssey, Dr. Stangelove, Lolita, Spartacus and Paths of Glory. It comes in a box with a numbered certificate. Limited edition of 500.
It is my pleasure to invite you to the opening of the next edition of XL, in which I participate! We are twenty artists to have created large format works especially for the occasion. The event will be held on Saturday, March 24 from noon to 6 pm at 3680 Jeanne-Mance Street in Montreal. Join the Facebook event. (Please note that I will not be able to be present at the opening.)
Faceoff, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
This is the portrait of Jacques Plante, the first hockey goalie to wear a mask regularly in the NHL. He did so after having received a powerful shot by Andy Bathgate during a game against the NY Rangers on November 1st, 1959. The shot broke his nose and required 200 stiches. Plante then told his coach Toe Blake that he would only return if he wore the mask. He agreed, and they won 3-1. That year, Montreal Canadiens won their fifth Stanley cup in a row , which will be Plante's last. He also receives Vezina trophee, awarded to the best goaler.