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The Google Experience | 2012

At the mid of June 2012, I received an invitation to participate in an open competition for a mural project for the new Google office, in Montreal. The proposal sparked my curiosity and I responded positively. Soon after I got invited to have an introductory tour of the Google establishment and an introduction to the project. I met with the person in charge who introduced me to Google’s interior design philosophy of the working space. The particularity of the interior arrangement of Montreal’s office fascinated me. It was a stunning experience. I can only say that Google’s working environment should be an example to follow by all companies, which look for an answer how to inspire the productive performance of their employees.

Reflections

Following the path of appropriated and partially modified quote from Deleuze and Guattari I am researching to … extract something I call myself. Influenced by my present studies at Concordia University I am tempted to exteriorize in visual form the creative process of my studying and researching for my own character of creative expression. Through the metaphoric visual language of color and line I explore and apprehend the process of my learning.

Apocalipsis

Apocalipsis, is an experimental concept to exhibit various artworks, which are composed thematically together, in a form of visual disorder through which I intend to communicate to the viewer various facts concerning our contemporary realities through the pedagogy of metamorphic imagery.

Camera Bianca: Relational Me

The concept: Camera Bianca: Relational Me was born as a composite of various inspirations of which the leading force was the Marcel Duchamp’s final farewell artwork titled Étant donnés (1946-1966).

Gilles Deleuze

I present the satirical portrait of Deleuze in the context of his philosophical writings with emphasis on his rhizome theory.

La Serenissima project

La Serenissima, The Most Serene Republic of Venice. It was once a significant military naval power of the Adriatic and the Northeast part of the Mediterranean Sea. The architectural beauty of Venice is as fascinating today as it has been through all her extraordinary past.

Metamorphic Impressions

The exposition Metamorphic Impressions consists from a collection of drawings and paintings created of my artistic imaginary voyage through the surrounding me Modern realities. I have chosen to express my concerns through the images of Ovid’s “Metamorphosis.” Ovid’s mythological history of the world, in addition to other mythological and historical sources, inspires my artistic quest.

Portraits

Painting portraits is my favor exercise to explore the facial characteristics of my friends, family, and various personalities.

Formula 1

Series of artworks created for publications and Gallery Arte Bella

The First Nations

Mixed media, color pencils and acrylic paint. Artwork inspired by the picture of Edward Sherrif Curtis "An Oasis in the Badlands"

Love

The subject of Love in our Western culture is commercially visualized as cute, sweet, beautiful, and happy.I approached the theme of Love from the other side. Through the surrealistic and satirical regard on various states of humans mind in love I wanted to reflect my own perception of the Love ups and downs as I see them.

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WACOM

The project, I was pursuing, had an objective to confirm my theory that the traditional curriculum of teaching drawing skills can be adopted to digital tablets. In my opinion, the traditional methods used to instruct sketching can help students to acquire faster control over digital devices such as Wacom tablets as well as others, like the iPad.

Live Studies | 2012

The drawings presented in this collection were chosen from many of quick made sketches of models and various persons. I always have with me a sketchbook and when possible I sketch people I see around. To draw, I use not only sanguine and watercolors, but also different markers. These sketches are the traces of time I was able to visualize during me various activities.

2013 Sketchbook

This post is going to present a collection of sketches, which I intend to execute during the entire year 2013. The gallery is going to grow successively. Every month I am going to add a new selection of drawings. This gallery is going to contain the selection of sketches I am going to do this year.

Europe-2011

The series of drawings Illustrated Voyages are composed from the sketches made during my 2011 voyage to Europe. The artwork reflects my interest in direct encounter with various places and situations during my travels.

Europe-2010

The Gallery \"Europe 2010\" contain the collection of sketches executed during my recent voyage in Italy, France and Poland. The drawings reflect my personal perception of places I had the pleasure to see and enjoy in a way an artist does.

Life studies

These are drawings done during my travels. For life sketches I love to use the sanguine charcoal and watercolors. It gives a delicate touch to the drawing and a chromatic harmony to the whole composition.

POW-WOW Kahnawake 2009

Life sketches with brown marker and watercolors

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Satirical Paintings 2013

The satirical imagery presented uses information embedded in metaphoric symbolism. I hoped that this would provoke the viewer to active, deductive reflections in deciphering my paintings. The language of humorous imagery evokes various states of mind and, as such, shape one’s critical and aesthetic sensibility.

Ecology Cartoons

Humorous regard on the contemporary society reflecting the ecological issues the humanity is facing today.

Caricatures

Various personalities portrayed in humorist way.

Political Cartoons

Humorous reflections on the political issues infecting the contemporary societies of the World today, The satirical comments are as ridicule as those who are creating such nonsensical situations.

Economic Cartoons

Humorous regard on the contemporary society reflecting the economic issues. It is a series of visual comments on a various aspects of financial practices.

Editorial Drawings

Collection of chosen editorial drawings and caricatures

Society Cartoons

Humorous regard on the contemporary societies. It is a visual journal of a different perceptions of culturally motivated habits and issues.

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Live drawings during courses and animations

Collection of photographs taken during courses and animations

Caricature animations

Samples of caricatures executed during animations, including corporative assignments.

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The Great Finals

Who could forget the memorable series, which in 1993, in a quarter final pitted the Quebec Nordiques against the Montreal Canadiens? At that moment, hockey frenzy reached its apex. Andre Pijet's caricatures in La Presse documented this unforgettable encounter, punctuating each moment of the drama. They can all be found in this album, together with other drawings, immortalizing with affectionate irony the ephemeral heroes of canadien national sport. Beyond the moment and the players, Pijet's look at hockey is like a safety valve for a collective passion.

Arbalet: En vert et contre tous

Comics book Satirical story about the last leaving tree on the Earth, full of unexpected events ,spiced up with humoristic view of our technologically advanced society . Nice light entertainment with educative aspects concerning major environmental issues, for children, parents and readers in general. Great start to friendly discussion about the most important aspects of our environmentally friendly future.

Les Cantons Rondel et Baton a la conquete du Saladier d'argent

Humoristic story about rivalry between two villages and theirs hockey teams. put in the fantasist world, where all conflicts between different clans were resolved on the ice, playing hockey games rather than fighting wars. Two inseparable friends, Rondel and Baton, trying to keep the highest trophy in the world of Hockey The Cup of Money, in their village. In this story, fantasy doesn't have a limits, everything is possible. Action, adventure and fun for all readers. There are some references to the real events and personalities from history of hockey. Basics characters refer to real known personalities. Action, adventure and fun for all readers.

Toute vérité est bonne à rire

Retrospective voyage trough the collection of cartoons published in different countries, devided by different subjects concerning politics, environment, social issues, music, sport and some unpublished work. Universal composition of artistic research trough the time. Images, which never get old. Winner of the 1st prize, Casino Beringen, Belgium 1996.

Les Editions PIJET 2000

Black & White publication. Collection of humoristic drawings about funny aspects of love relationships. Great fun, ideal gift to anybody who is, was or will experience this funny state of human mind, which name is LOVE. The images say all.

Piège par l\'amour

Collection of satirical paintings, illustrating the complexity of love relationships. The fantasist surrealistic world of love, is shown in 44 oil paintings. Artist is walking us trough visual dialogue of his own thoughts, about the different aspects and particularities of the state we are, when in love. Spiced up with short satirical poems written by Diane Lafrance. High quality publication. Excellent paper and print quality. Excellent gift for all of those who are, or were and will be in love one day. Winner of the porcelain pencil for the best foreign book, 2001 St-Just-Le-Martel, France.