Another busy year, which gave me excellent memories, but also very good lessons. New collaborations, opportunities and possibilities. My path seems to become more and more exploratory, in constant change, reshaping itself as I move from one project to another. Here is my top 9 for 2017:
1. I started giving creative workshops in high schools, with the Culture à l'école program.
2. The Srabble Corporate Edition is finally completed, and shared by the blog designboom.com
3. My work goes on sale at Artsida auction at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.
4. Creation of 13 new mashups for the HAHA-ART, with Just for Laughs and the Museum of Fine Arts.
5. New series of Fictitious Petroglyphs. They appear in issue #3 of As.Iz magazine.
6. Collaboration with Gribouilliz for the RU Festival on Mont-Royal Avenue.
7. Trip to the UK with LOJIQ to participate in the Happy Summercamp and visit London.
8. Skull & Mirrors. A new series of 3D works presented at Station 16 gallery.
9. Interactive work created for Pas d'radis Fiscaux, with ATSA at Parc Émilie-Gamelin.
I am now part of "Artsite à l'école" program and started giving creative workshops in schools! I really enjoy it, so if you know an art teacher, feel free to pass the word around. You can view the full description of the workshop here.
Art Installation @ Fresh Paint Gallery, Montreal
Upon entering the room, it feels like the fourth of July in America. The Stars and Stripes of the American flag are everywhere. This abundance of patriotic symbols seems a bit excessive to be innocent however... The eagle has two heads, the Catholic cross is merged with the $ sign and the eye above the pyramid seems to be watching us. The enigmatic maxims listed here and there and the various staged objects invite us to reconsider the history of the United States through its unknown facets. The American people are proud of their country's values, they like to display the emblems of the nation. But are the foundations of America so well-meaning that its people believe them?
Text: Yann Meurot
Photos: Adrien Fumex