September 17, 2013

Solo Show - Montréal


Alexandre Masino 
L'écorce du temps
August 29th 2013 - October 20th 2013
3755 rue Botrel, Montréal, Québec
514-872-2157


L'écorce du temps - Installation view


I am presenting an exhibition in a Maison de la Culture de Montréal, exclusively on landscapes based on observed realities, memories and imaginative perceptions. All of my landscapes originate from actual places that I draw and document, but the real process occurs in the studio. The subjective experience of being somewhere specific is distilled by the memories of these experiences in dialogue with my appreciation and comprehension of art history. As mentioned in my artist statement, the continent that we travel is not only the world that we live in but the world of art history in which human experiences and History are fundamental and constantly quoted.  


L'écorce du temps
  
 
As in my previous show at the R&F Gallery, I am presenting various encaustic techniques in dialogue with one another. The show consist of large paintings on panels, encaustic monotypes on Japanese papers and encaustic paintings on mounted books.  


 Alexandre Masino
 Entre ciel et terre (Ehon), 2013
Encaustic and charcoal on book mounted on panel
14.25” x 22.75”


L'écorce du temps


The title of the show, L'écorce du temps, is poetic and difficult to translate. "L'écorce" means the tree's bark but "l'écorce terrestre" means the earth's crust. As my show embraces both paintings of mountainscapes and Japanese cherry blossoms, the notion of "l'écorce" without specifying to which one I am referring to was a good way to link these series. The notion of time, "le temps", resonates with these subject matters; the cherry blossoms are icons for expressing the ephemeral while mountains are quite the opposite. With the cool and warm colors in dialogue and the subjects referencing to different time realities, the levels of dialogue and oscillations between the interpretations of the paintings are numerous.


L'écorce du temps


L'écorce du temps

 
Denise Poirier, the cultural agent that organized the show received funding to produce a video portrait of my studio practice. Denise did the research and the interview while Eve Tagny filmed and edited the video. They did a great job and produced a beautiful short film that  poetically demonstrates the specificities of encaustic to a wider audience. It is all in French but if you are interested in seeing me working on a painting and explaining my technique feel free to click here to see it with better resolution.


video


 L'écorce du temps


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