Pascal Picard Transition: From Sound to Image

Date(s): Mar 21 to May 30 2014

Residency

Pascal Picard, 2014

Artist Talk
Wednesday, May 28, at 5:30 pm

During his residency at OBORO, Pascal Picard wishes to explore acts of erasing, subtracting and suppressing while generating interaction between his subtractive painting practice and video and sound art. In conjunction with singer-songwriter Carole Facal (Caracol), Pascal Picard’s research will reflect on disappearance and alteration.

Water, a translucent matter, allows me to clean, alter and rupture the initial figure presented. My painting aesthetic, in proximity to photography through the image’s plasticity, does not aspire, by any means, to imitate the medium. The process consists of a perpetual evolution through time, movement and form. Enfeebling matter brings dialectic strength; where the line is erased or comes to an end, energies emerge asking only a reflection.

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Pascal Picard, 2014

Pascal Picard was born in Rimouski in 1976. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi where he is currently finishing a master’s degree in Visual Arts. Picard is a multidisciplinary artist whose research consists of transforming the concept of a « painted portrait » into a dynamic of artistic creation. He is a portraitist who reflects on the notions of subtraction, transition and shapes.

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