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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.