Collage, 30" x 20" 2020 $550 Paster, recycled bits, ceramic, wood, copper wire, flatstone bits Have you ever been asked to be somebody else? did anybody made you feel like you were not good enough? Constantly we are pushed to comply with a stereotype that is the opposite of who we are. The absurdity of this is beyond my understanding. And yet, some follow the isntructions to have some peace, but don't get fooled by they kindness, they are more than that, they are strong, intelligent, resourceful, brave, doers, and so much more...
Collage, 11.5" x 15.5" 2019 $250 Plaster, ceramic, recovered materials, recycled frame I used to think that revolutions were the threshold for change, a positive one. One that would balance inequities and bring justice. Not all revolutions are good, some only trigger death, poverty and indignity. While the conditions are somber, exceptional people rise above immorality to show the path to real freedom. One is that is based on solid principles of equality, respect, and justice.
The mirrored perspective painting
Collage, 18" x 32" 2020 $650 discarded materials, plaster, fabric, plastic bags, wood, silk ribbons, and plaster. My personal reflection on my transition to a new country. The richness of the textures will constantly invite the spectator to endlessly navigate the painting.
Trois vies quatre mortes
Collage, 18" x 32" 2020 $62 Since I left my country, I have missed many events; family and friends lives are no longer the same. My country is not the same. Whatever I can think of, it's only a memory...
When we don't fight
Mixed media, 4" x 4" 2020 $220 Cement and ceramic on canvas ome believe that all is fine because people don't fight back in the same way they're bullied. Paused, introspection leads to a better response, but anger is most likely a part of the ultimate response, there are deep currents underneath quiet waters...
Mixed Media, 10" x 30" 2020 $300 Plaster, ceramic, wood, and found materials Treat yourself with kindness, be your best friend, accept your imperfections, be true to your beliefs
Portrait de ma maman
Collage, 8" x 12" 2020 $480 My mother is a source of great inspiration. She taught me how to be a decent human being. She grew almost alone, and had a very difficult childhood, but somehow, her soul remained kind and loving. I wrote some of her qualities within the layers of this painting as a testimony of my admiration and my thankfulness of having her in my life.
Collage, 5" x 7" 2019 $240 Plaster, acrylic ceramic, wood, fabric, screws and other recycled materials All that inhabits us is a landscape filled with valleys and mountains, light and shadow, noise and silence.
Mixed media, 6" x 30" 2019 $300 Plaster, ceramic and acrylic
Mixed media, 12" x 36" 2019 $420 Plaster, ceramic, and acrylic An internal dialogue comes to life in presence of silence. Reflexion and contemplation require quietness to bloom and provide you with the answers that one might be looking for
Euphoria shy glimpse
Mixed media, 8" x 10" 2019 $240 Plaster, ceramic, recycled materials, and acrylic The struggle to fit in the common convention.
Collage, 12" x 36" 2019 $480 Plaster, reclaimed wood, reclaimed canvas, screws, and acrylic As we navigate life we respond a restricted pattern: daugther, son, sister, brother, mother, father. Then we are alowed a more neutral category: friend, doctor, farmer. It has always fascinated me how we wear these hats and how spyque adataps to each one, this fluidity is boundless.
Collage, 16" x 20" April 2020 $350 Mixed media and recycled materials It took a very bad thing to happen so that many realize that in the end we are all not that different. We all get sick, some will die, others will heal. Some will be marked for the rest of their lives. Hopefully, most will learn that we are all in life together and so are the consequences, good or bad.
What's hidden underneath
Mixed media, 15" x 30", @ 8 pounds 2019 $560 Plaster, windshield glass, cables, and acrylic Sometimes, what is perceived is not the full portrait of a reality; we adapt to better fit, to please, to be accepted. It is our right and duty to go beyond to understand and give place to all to be seen and respected
Collage, 30" x 36" 2019 $480 Transitioning from one country to another, from one culture to a new one means discovering, adapting, logging, analyzing, pondering, discarding...
Collage, 16" x 20" 2019 $340 Canvas on canvas, ceramic, recycled materials Intrinsic to the act of believing is hope, reflexion, and determination. If there is a power in us, it is to believe, as it will guide us through difficult times.
Collage, 10" x 30" 2019 $450 Plaster, cables, fabrics, recycled materials, and acrylic As in the game, truth gets distorted as it goes through our individuals filters: experiences, beliefs, education, race, culture, genre...
Collage, 6" x 36" 2019 $270 Mixed media, plaster, recycled materials, ceramic, plastic mesh During the heartbeart there is an exchange of blood. This flow allows for the permance of live. Emotions are also governed by this dynamic, from euphoria to rest, from moving to resting
Collage, 6" x 36" 2019 $270 Plaster, ceramic, recycled materials Every emotion is translated by our bodies in a heartbeat
Collage, 20" x 40" 2019 $670 Plaster, isulating foam, metallic mesh Can passion be contained or isolated? We sometimes navigate life containing our emotions in order to better fit in this society where we are always being judged
Sifflement de l'âme - Sumbisori
Collage, 12" x 36" 2019 Sold Plaster, jute twine, cable and ceramic The act of painting: I hold my breath and exhale only once I have completed the entire painting. The sound produced is the exhalation into the world of my energy...