It's been quite a while. I haven't been doing much arts 'n crafts lately, lots of new things going on, plus I discovered Skyrim and that mofo has been eating much of my free time between work and the girlfriend.
Nevertheless, I still enjoy each and every opportunity I get of making some cool stuff, and such an opportunity happened recently, so of course I took it and rode it aaaaall niiiight loooooon (and then some.)
Basically, a local metal band who had their album cover designed by the good folks at Le Mur Insolite (of which I've been a resident artist for a year now) approached them recently for something a bit bigger. So, Anktil, the co-owner of the gallery, amazing artist and good friend of mine, thought including me in the deal.
We basically had to create a life size flayed body prop, that needed to be hidden inside a wooden crate, and could be pulled up and hung by its feet at the right moment by pulling a chain linked to an attached gallows. Oh, and the whole thing had to fit inside a Honda Civic.
Patrick took care of crafting a collapsible gallows and a big enough (but small enough) crate, while I was tasked with creating the dummy.
I unfortunately didn't take many pictures, and since I lost the cable to charge my nikon, the pictures I have come from my shitty cell phone. Sorry about that!
Just a quick word to let you know where you can see my work around halloween!
First of all, beginning on october 19th and running until christmas, my latest oils will be on show at the art gallery "Le Mur Insolite", which I mentionned a few times until today. The gallery was an old convenience store that has been transformed in a dark artist's haven and now works hard to bring the unusual and the bizarre to the general population.
I was just busy, y’know, selling shoes. Painting. Stuff like
THAT BEING SAID, here I am again, with something that might
be useful for you, in these days prefacing halloween. (Prefacing? Is that even
a word? Or is that a francisism or
something like that?) In any case, I’m gonna show you guys how I usually proceed
to give an antique patina to 3D objects. In this case, a sparkling new bust of
It's my second solo art show's opening tonight at the Temps Partiel. Lots of fun to be had and beer to be drunk. If you come by Quebec City, stop by the bar and take a look! My paintings will be hung on their walls for the whole month of july.
Last friday, I had the chance to share the stage with my friend and incredibly talented artist Marie-Pier Lapointe at the Temps Partiel, painting a large, 30" x 60" canvas in front of the bar patrons, in under 3 hours.
That night at the bar was actually a fundraiser for Le Mur Insolite, the darkest, friendliest, most bizarre gallery in the province of Quebec. While we tried to give something to watch with our painting, DJ Kronos was spinning great industrial music, tickets to win two gorgeous pendants by local artist Rottenz were sold and the gallery kept about 15% of all sales of alcohol, courtesy of the bar.
While the evening started with the bar almost empty with the worst thunderstorm I've seen in years raging outside, it ended up being a success, bringing about 400$ to the gallery, and an invitation from the Temps Partiel to do that again every three months.
The finished canvas is now on sale at the Mur Insolite.
For the last few months, I had been working here and there on the design and illustrations of a concept album, produced by a talented, passionate local progressive metal band called Dead Citizen.
The lyrics from the album tell a story, and it was my job to create the universe around it. I'm very grateful towards the band members for giving me a chance to make their work come to life, so to speak, and I've designed every element, from the band's new logo, to the humongous bio-mechanical antenna towering over the city in which the story takes place, including an illustration for each single song.
Now, the album will finally be released. If by any chance, some of you are around Quebec City on the 8th of June, stop by the Temps Partiel, a friendly local alternative bar, at around 21pm, to attend the release party.
The band will play the album live for you guys, with Mire doing the opening.
I'll be there, enjoying the show while downing a few cold ones with a couple of friends, and the album will be on sale, though I don't know at which price.
I am a 3D animation student & aspiring sideshow artist who spends too much time alone and on the computer. I enjoy everything weird, beautiful and/or unusual, and I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, dark beer, and discussion.