Born in Joliette in 1971, Jérôme Fortin lives and works in Montréal.

Represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montréal, Fortin has been showing his works on the Québec artistic scene, as well as in Japan, Europe and the USA. In 1998 he participated in the very first edition of the Biennale de Montréal and would have participated in the 2001 event Growth & Risk, cancelled because of 9 /11, both being CIAC sponsored events. The public enjoyed the meticulous work of this self-taught, patient artist whose creations fascinate and give rise to poetry. Ever since his first solo show at Skol in 1999, Jérôme Fortin's works are widely exhibited, as in 2006 at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. A whole room was devoted to his works in 2007 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Jérôme Fortin was awarded the Prix Pierre-Ayot in 2004.  In 2010, he is presenting his recent works at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.

In Fortin's hands, daily objects become ornaments, curiosities, trompe-l'œil that are both pure and complex, bearing witness to arduous work and a great sensitivity to materials. The notions of inventory and archaeology of daily living underlie his works, rediscovering common objects through skilful presentations. The artist's investment in time takes on all its meaning and outlines the figure of the urban dweller for whom the discovered ob object provides a vast field of formal exploration.











Jérôme Fortin
Tondo VIII
Collagraphy on archival paper
No 9/10
75 cm x 56 cm
$ 1 250 (framed)