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Pilar Corrias now represent Montréal based artist Manuel Mathieu

Manuel Mathieu portrait 2022 Chivalry Creative

Pilar Corrias has announced that it now represents Manuel Mathieu.

Mathieu (b. 1986) is a multi-disciplinary artist, working across painting, ceramics and installation. His work investigates themes of historical violence, erasure and cultural approaches to physicality, nature and spiritual legacy. Mathieu’s interests are partially informed from his upbringing in Haiti, and his experience emigrating to Montréal at the age of 19. Freely operating in between and borrowing from numerous historical influences and traditions, the artist aims to find meaning through a spiritual or asemic mode of apparition.

Manuel Mathieu Libation 2021 Courtesy the artist & gallery

Mathieu has developed a distinctive abstract visual language, used to create phenomenological encounters that confront our didactic traditions. Amorphous forms vacillate and dissolve into one another, creating boundless landscapes traversable through desire. Through his quest for meaning, transparency and openness he undertakes a process of discovering his work, as opposed to creating it; by doing so the work holds its autonomy and can be assimilated into a space of collective consciousness. The vibrational effect of his work elicits physical and emotional frequencies that offer alternative methods for navigating the world.

A solo exhibition of Manuel Mathieu’s new body of work, titled Keeping Things Whole, will open at Pilar Corrias Eastcastle Street on 28th April 2022, running until 28th May 2022.

Manuel Mathieu Autoportrait 2022 Courtesy the artist & gallery

About the artist

Manuel Mathieu (b. 1986) is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with painting, ceramics and installation. His work investigates themes of historical violence, erasure and cultural approaches to physicality, nature and spiritual legacy.

Mathieu’s interests are partially informed from his upbringing in Haiti, and his experience emigrating to Montréal at the age of 19. Freely operating in between and borrowing from numerous historical influences and traditions, Mathieu aims to find meaning through a spiritual or asemic mode of apparition.

Mathieu has developed a distinctive abstract visual language, used to create phenomenological encounters that confront our didactic traditions. Amorphous forms vacillate and dissolve into one another, creating boundless landscapes traversable through desire. Through his quest for meaning, transparency and openness he undertakes a process of discovering his work, as opposed to creating it; by doing so the work holds its autonomy and can be assimilated into a space of collective consciousness. The vibrational effect of his work elicits physical and emotional frequencies that offer alternative methods for navigating the world.

Manuel’s work is held in several prestigious collections, including the Joyner Giuffrida Collection, the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Montréal Museum of Fine Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Rennie Collection, and the Rubell Family Collection.

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