© Manuel Mathieu

PREMISE/OPEN-ENDED


Manuel Mathieu


March 29 to May 5, 2012






Visual Arts
Curated by Emmanuel Galland
March 29 to May 5, 2012

‘‘ Despite his undeniably unique talent, it is fair to say that his productions resonate the work of Van Gogh, Richter, Mario Benjamin, Francis Bacon, Cremonini and minimalist Sol Le Witt. ’’
ARC MAGAZINE Contemporary Caribbean Visual Art & Culture, 2010

«Dans un monde en mouvement perpétuel, subi ou assumé, tout être et toute société se réincarnent constamment.»
Manuel Mathieu

Manuel Mathieu’s exhibition presents a deconstructed and stripped down world inhabited by the fractured and the fragmented. This new body of work consists of a series of paintings as well as works created in situ and in direct response to the gallery space. Sans titre suggests a post-cataclysmic atmosphere, an atmosphere of reconstruction, where characters in the process of mutating—quasi-abstract, quasi-figurative spectres—morph along a path leading to renewal. This image-based installation sparks a fertile dialogue, especially for those marked by trauma.



March 29 to May 5, 2012
Opening and guided visit: Thursday, March 29 at 5 pm.

MAI Gallery
3680 Jeanne-Mance
514 982 1812
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Free admission



Born in Port-au-Prince in 1986, Manuel Mathieu lives and works in Montreal. His work encompasses painting, photography, video and installation and is propelled by a fascination with displacement and timelessness. In 2007, this emerging artist presented his first solo exhibition at the Galerie Monnin in Port-au-Prince. In addition to having participated in the HAÏTI ACTION auction at the Maison des artistes in Paris and in several international shows, his works have made their way into several private collections.

Manuel Mathieu




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