Where do we come from?; Who are we?; and Where are we going? Are essential questions at the basis of his creative process.
In other words in order to understand the sens of hiswork, the Artist must question himself about who he is in terms of humanity and how does his work places itself in the long run of Art history.
All Antoine Giasson's work has been marked by the same creative process, whether the medium is. The final result is obtained through an elaborate work in progress.
His medium of predilection are large scale paintings. The impact of vibrant contrasted colors on the eye are part of his quest of representing the most joyous & dynamic energy as possible. Throughout his compositions their has to be a symphonic feel, often compared to music.
The viewer can often dive in whitin the composition, through the many overlapping of different picture planes in the same frame, in quest of light or of a surreal world. The idea of overlapping comes from the notion of representing many dimensions in one picture plane.
By having many dimensions in within the same picture frame, the Artist offers the viewer many ways to interpret his work. In this sens, you can always look at it differently, depending on your State of Mind, your knowledge or your taste.
The final work always has to be structured with a solid, complex, balanced, lyrical composition. The ideal of Beauty and Absolut are notions used throughout the creative process.
Why express the ideal of Beauty? Because it is for me the only way to express my knowledge of Life. Life and it's echoed question of Who are we, always resonates in me.
The expression of Beauty is a striving quest to get better and better in it's representation. Beauty and Life both have the same unsolved mystery in our understanding. I as an Artist has engaged myself to continue questionning myself on those issues, and always express my understanding in a lyrical way. This is the only way for me to push the Art History boundaries, express my own individuality, and be thankfull for being alive.
BFA with Honors 2008, Concordia University.
Will be part of the Toronto Artist Project 2014, Boot #130.
Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23, 2014