It is the process that interests me. How one thing leads to another. I draw, I fold, I unfold, I install the work. It happens in the act of doing. Posing a gesture and then reacting to that, then pose another gesture. It is a dialogue with what is there. This never ends in my work. It continues right into the installation.
This is my philosophical position. I do not want to impose. I am not the heroic artist. I prefer to adopt a passive role. I don’t want to decide ahead. Rather, I respect and draw energy from things that are imposed on me: the random poses of the models I draw in group life drawing sessions; the architecture, light, and space in the gallery where I install the work. My work is an encounter with circumstance and necessity. When I wanted to work big but lacked the space, I began folding huge pieces of paper and taking them to figure drawing. I fold the paper up like a map. Each surface is worked on independently by unfolding and refolding. I don’t know what the drawing will end up like until it is all done. It’s a process.
Artist Bio / CV
B.A. in Visual Arts from Université du Québec in Montreal. He has participated in many exhibitions held in Artists-Run Centres, cultural centres and university galleries all over Canada. He has given many conference-demonstration (workshops) on drawing and painting techniques all over Canada. He was teacher at the Saidye Bronfman centre for arts in Montreal for the last 10 years.