Did you know it was possible to rent some of my artworks at Artothèque de Montréal?
Pictures from the second version of my latest solo show which was presented at La Chaufferie last fall.
I am pleased to announce that my first film will be presented at the 40th FIFA in the short films competition!
Just like a collective psychoanalysis session, Emmanuel Laflamme invites us to his vertiginous introspection about our understanding of today’s world. What if everything we thought we knew until now was just one version of reality? How much do our thoughts actually come from us, rather than the stories that we have been told? Are we ready to muster up our courage and make up our own minds?
My film is a 16 minute short film. It will be followed by the feature film La somme de nos rêves.
Session Screening 04 - Our Feature Presentation / La somme de nos rêves
Wednesday March 16th 2022, 8 PM — 10 PM Outremont Theater
1248 Bernard West avenue, Outremont, QC H2V 1V6
MAISON DE LA CULTURE NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE PRESENTS
AN EXHIBITION BY EMMANUEL LAFLAMME
ON VIEW FROM OCTOBER 15 TO NOVEMBER 21
OPENING OCTOBER 14 FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM *
6400, MONKLAND AVENUE, MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA
MON-THU-FRI: 10AM TO 6PM / TUE-WED: 12PM TO 7.30PM / SAT-SUN: 10AM TO 5PM
* THE CONDUCT OF THE OPENING IS BASED ON PUBLIC HEALTH INSTRUCTIONS
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