Artist and illustrator based in Montreal.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Everything you want us to know about you.
I am an artist and illustrator working for clients in North America and Europe since many years. I also exhibits my personal work regularly.
Evoking currents of surrealism and pop art, my creative work invites you into a world of images where everything is possible. From my fusion of collage and digital medium; from my visual articulation of thoughts, moods and emotions, emanates dreamlike scenes, strange theatrical dramas while remaining intriguingly accessible. Happy coincidences, anecdotal events inspire me in a fantasy that translates into images made of vibrant colours, stunning juxtapositions and hypnotic reveries that are always compelling. My anthropomorphic creations seems to request storytelling but never impose one. Here the creatures are sentient beings , with emotions and personality. They are a metaphor for our behaviour.
The intensity of my work confuses and attract in a way that does not dictate to the viewer, but stimulate imagination to explore unrestrained. An invitation to discover enigmatic mixed media images that captivate and intrigue.
What does inspiration mean to you? What inspires you the most?
At the beginning I was very inspired by Surrealists such as Dali, Magritte, Tanguy, etc. I also found influences in literature, poetry and movies, and in photomontage pioneers like John Heartfield, Max Ernst and Jacques Prévert.
Although I am inspired by a lot of things in my surroundings now, it’s difficult to name anything in particular. I always carry a notebook that I can write in (which is how I mainly use it) and draw ideas for new images and titles and much more.
Keeping the passion alive is easy when you love what you do and helps inspiration. Inspiration is a mystery, the best inspiration come as you breathe.
What is behind your art?
Humour, irony, mystery.
Name three things that are the most important to you.
A) Love yourself and others.
B) Do what you love for a living,
C) Be able to adapt yourself whatever is the situation you are facing.
If you had a super power, what would that be?
The power to heal.
The biggest accomplishment of yours so far.
To have lasted as an artist, an illustrator.
What was the craziest thing you ever done?
When I was younger I went travelling a few times for long periods with not much money in my pockets.
To start a career as an artist could also be considered pretty crazy.
What job couldn’t you do by any means?
Your typical Sunday morning?
Sunday can be as any other day of the week unless something special was planned. I love to go out to have a coffee and read a book whilst browsing through my notebook to see what's next on the work agenda. I then do a little shopping for food, magazines, papers, etc... and then I return home to work. I usually love to work until late at night.
The best advice you’ve ever got.
Do what you love, follow your passion. Doing it this way you’ll never feel like you are “working”, you’ll have fun earning a living.
What are the main things you’re looking for the most at the moment?
Simply to pursue my career as an illustrator getting interesting commissions, having more international and national exhibitions.
Where are we going to meet in 5 years?
I am born and have always been living in Montreal which I love but it could be possible that I will be living elsewhere in the world in 5 years from now. Just for the thrill of it. I have no idea where for now.
More Pierre's works here
"Evoking currents of surrealism and pop art, my creative work invites you into a world of images where everything is possible."
"Keeping the passion alive is easy when you love what you do and helps inspiration. Inspiration is a mystery, the best inspiration come as you breathe."
"Do what you love, follow your passion. Doing it this way you’ll never feel like you are “working”, you’ll have fun earning a living."
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