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Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Jean-Pierre Gauthier

area: Sound Art

Effondrements © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Effondrements © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Effondrements © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Effondrements © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Effondrements © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Pentacles © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Thorax © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Turbulures © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Uncertainty Markers_The Spider © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Uncertainty Markers_The Spider © Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Uncertainty Markers_Spring © Jean-Pierre

Key Facts

nationality

Canada

area

Sound Art

residence

Montréal

recommending institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

time period

November 2010 - December 2010

Born in Matane (Québec, Canada) in 1965,

Montreal artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier, who has been active on the contemporary art since the mid-1990s, has a hybrid practice that incorporates visual arts and audio exploration. A virtuoso of everyday reality, an artisan of contemporary art, an entomologist of sound, He sees, and hears, all the acoustic and metaphorical potential of the found object, his kinetic installations incorporate humour and poetry in a highly rigorous artistic approach. With rare ingenuity, his works embody contrasting ideas such as order and chaos, permanence and fragility, orchestration and randomness. These composite installations produce a wide range of visual, kinetic and auditory stimuli, resulting in an intense, almost dizzying experience. It is this feeling of vertigo, almost exultation, that embodies the full power of his works. (Pierre Landry- Curator at the MACM 2007) 

He was the winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award in 2004 and recepient of the  Victor Martyn Lynch-Stauton Award in 2006.  He has exhibited his audio and kinetic installations in Europe, Asia and North America. A retrospective of his work Jean-Pierre Gauthier : Machines at Play organized by Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, recently toured to the Akron Art Museum(Ohio), Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mendel Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Prairie Art Gallery. The artist is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Projectinfo

participation in the exhibition»TONSPUR_expanded – Der Lautsprecher« at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL and in public space of the MuseumsQuartier Wien, curated by Georg Weckwerth

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