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Claude SIMARD



Artist Claude Simard was born in 1956 in Larouche, Québec. He died in 2014 in New York.

Claude Simard is a multidisciplinary artist performer, participating in group and solo showings for some twenty years. Settling in New York in the early 1980's, he has shown regularly in Québec and in the USA. Two personal exhibitions helped launch his career: in 1996 at Nancy Solomon's in Atlanta, Georgia and in 1998 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Simard exhibited at the CIAC in 1990, in Visions 90, part of Les Cent jours d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Claude Simard's work consists in reproducing personal experiences. Seeking out childhood memories from his rural roots, he expresses both intimate experiences and social, political issues. This variety of themes corresponds, in Simard's world, to a freedom of style, ranging from the folkloric to the conceptual. In works such as Anomalie, in 1991, representing a two-headed lamb, and later in 1996, with Le Mouton, the artist confuse references to his cultural past and brings to life a consciousness of the present, while clearly depicting his personal history. Cathartic accents add irony, ludic behavior and humor, balancing between public and personal lives.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claude Simard
Sans titre
1991
Color crayons on paper
86 cm x 66,5 cm
1 400 $ (framed)

 

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