Carved landscapes10. Mar2012
Guy Laramee is a multidisciplinary artist. For over thirty years his works touched almost all fields of art, from music to writing, directing, stage setting, painting, sculpture and even performing songs. His sculptural works showed here are carved in books in an attempt to uncover the landscapes and structures 'hidden' inside are part of the two series 'Biblios' and 'The Great Wall'.
Guy Laramee’s works will be featured in an exhibition held in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.
Here is a fragment from the artist statement: 'My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. The title of one of my pieces is “ All Ideas Look Alike”. Contemporary art seems to have forgotten that there is an exterior to the intellect. I want to examine thinking, not only “what” we think, but “that” we think. So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are."