L’impression des regards – Jacques Samson
56 x 76 cm
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.
Jacques Samson’s Manhole Cover
When we stroll down the sidewalk wrapped up in our thoughts, our glance focuses on the ground and comes across a manhole cover. The artist wanted to create hypnotic curls to catch our attention. This “spiral-like” form reminds us of the movement of water that is sucked into a whirlpool. Vertigo seeks to create a feeling of dizziness because when we encounter it, we feel spied on and attracted at the same time.
Jacques Samson has lived and worked in the St. Roch district since 1995. Since finishing his studies in visual arts, he has been involved in the artistic community of Québec City and has participated in numerous projects. He is an active member of l’Œil de Poisson, contributes to the creative projects of the Atelier de la pente douce and Rouje arts et événements, takes part in international exchanges, and more. Since 2004, he has been a course lecturer at Université Laval and continues to produce artistic projects.