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Roadsworth (Peter Gibson)



Roadsworth began painting the streets of Montréal in the fall of 2001. Initially motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of "car culture" in general, he continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape using a primarily stencil based technique.

In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record he received a relatively lenient sentence which he attributes in part to the public support he received subsequent to his arrest. Since that time, Roadsworth has received various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music.

In 2008, Alan Kohl made a film on his work, Roadsworth : Crossing the line, a production of the National Film Board of Canada. The CIAC has presented the works of Roadsworth in La Biennale de Montréal – BNL MTL 09.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roadsworth (Peter Gibson)
Balade d'écolier
2009
50,80 cm x 66,04 cm
Digital printing on photographic paper
Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist
$ 100 (unframed)

 

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