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L’impression des regards, Martin Bureau– Sold out!

Hommage à Sa Gracieuse Majesté

Digital printing
56 x 76 cm
2008

Given the success of Manhole Madness, Folie/Culture invited the artists to develop their projects by making a pictorial conception for use in the production of a print from the matrices of the original plate.

Martin Bureau’s Manhole Cover

We could have walked in the street and stepped on a 25-cent piece bigger than our own fortune. Standing on a portrait of her Gracious Majesty, we might have had a thought for the Conquest. Flamboyant emotion! A hand on the heart and eyes looking upward! It would have been pleasant to reaffirm our allegiance and ask ourselves why all around us there is this celebration.

Painter and video artist, Martin Bureau has presented his work over the last ten years at various exhibitions and events: les galeries Lacerte and l’Œil de Poisson in Québec, la Galerie Orange, les Maisons de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Frontenac and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montréal, and the Drabinsky and  Lonsdale galleries in Toronto. Some of his paintings are included in numerous private and public collections in Québec, Canada, and Europe. His work is based on contrast with the intention of engagement and criticism. He is notably interested in notions of power, surveillance, and control, particularly those exercised by the media.

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