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La Peuplade Residency

In 2013, La Peuplade created an artist residency. For a whole year, our book covers highlight the work of a single artist, which is also promoted on our website.

For intérieur sang
For intérieur sang
For intérieur

2014

Patrick Beaulieu

Patrick Beaulieu is a multidisciplinary artist. By using fragments of nature, his work examines the different states of matter. His pieces express a whole through details: travels and frontier crossings are contained in a migratory bird’s feather, the fate of a monarch butterfly in a wing, and that of a tree in the rustling of its leaves in the wind. The series of images he is making in the context of La Peuplade’s residency is the result of a process of digitization by portable scanners of fragments of landscapes. On micro-expeditions, he puts his scanning devices to the test by attempting to extract the lights and textures emanating from the trails and meanders he travels.

He has spent the last few years on cross-border odysseys during which he surrenders to forces beyond himself. Accompanied by authors Daniel Canty, Dauphin Vincent and landscape architect Alexis Pernet, in 2013 he completed VVV: Une trilogie d’odyssées transfrontières (“VVV: A Trilogy of Cross-Border Odysseys”), that involved following, by land, the flight path of monarch butterflies’ annual migration (Vector monarca, 2007), in pursuing for 25 days the winds of America in a continental navigation project (Ventury, 2010), and in surrendering to fate and luck on the roads of chance (Vegas, 2012). His work has been featured in many countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, the United States). His works can be found in private and public collections, as well as in public spaces as part of art’s integration into architecture.

Patrick Beaulieu is represented by the Art Mûr gallery (5826 Saint-Hubert Street, Montreal).

Patrick Beaulieu is represented by the Art Mûr gallery (5826 Saint-Hubert Street, Montreal).

Interferences
Interferences
Interferences

2013

Jean-Benoît Pouliot

Jean-Benoît Pouliot is a self-taught artist born in 1975. He became known in the early 2000s through his etchings and with performances in the duo L’œil de verre.

The artist’s experiments in printmaking workshops have been cleverly transposed into the world of painting. Cotton fabric’s absorbent properties are used to generate organic shapes, reminiscent of transitory natural phenomena such as condensation, frost and drought. Linear systems and architectural structures are then superimposed on these initial elements. The complexity and subtlety of Pouliot’s compositions relies on the balance between nature and culture. In the “Staccato” and “Interférences” series, the use of lines becomes more complex as it plays an increasingly rhythmic role.

Jean-Benoît Pouliot’s works can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. These collections include Loto-Québec, the National Bank of Canada, Cirque du Soleil and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Jean-Benoît Pouliot is represented by the Hugues Charbonneau gallery (372 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Space 308, Montreal).

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