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Gilles MIHALCEAN



Gilles Mihalcean was born in Montréal in 1946 where he lives and works.

Mainly known and distributed throughout Québec since the 1970's, Gilles Mihalcean remains a benchmark figure in sculpture art. Extremely active and involved in the world of art, he is consistently consulted as expert, author, curator or teacher. In addition to producing various public art pieces, Mihalcean boasts a number of solo shows, including, among others, La sculpture narrative, during Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1992, and numerous collective showings including Lumières: Projection-Perception, the 2nd edition of Cent jours in 1986 and Les Capteurs de rêves, during the 1998 Biennale de Montréal.  Having received the Prix Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1988, his works figure among the major public and private collections of Canada. In 1995, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presented a show of his works.

In his sculptures, Gilles Mihalcean blends the most varied of materials, giving significant importance to the position of volumes in space. Through their veracity and monumentality, some of his works require distance, while assembled materials and objects conjure up the everyday as well as proximity. Added to this is often a literary element that confers upon his works an amplified narrative flavor as well as a polysemous experience. Unexpected materials tend to bring to life a panoply of images and construct what the artist calls the esthetics of giggling disenchantment.

Gilles Mihalcean
Papillon
2002
Steel
46 cm x 38 cm x 18 cm
1 000 $

 

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