July 5, 2019
Meet the artists whose vibrant colours and graphic genius will beautify the Quartier’s crosswalks!
As a designer and a video and artistic director, the multidisciplinary artist Charlotte Ratel showcases a graphic aesthetic that’s both homogeneous and colourful. Her work combines a love of colours and of ingenious concepts to an experience in graphic design and photography through multiple platforms.
Montreal-based multidisciplinary designer Olivier Charland creates on a variety of mediums while carrying an aesthetic that’s both playful and sensitive. The winner of multiple awards, he has received the Lux Awards and Applied Arts in 2018 and was a jury member for the Grand prix Grafika in 2016.
Frédéric Chabot has been practicing urban art and creating solo and collective murals in Montreal and across Canada for over ten years. His work has been showcased by the artists centre Dare-Dare, the MURAL Festival, and the Art in the Open Festival in Charlottetown. Through optical illusions, his style transforms abstract shapes into 3D structures.
Montreal-born Franco E. is a visual artist whose work goes from painting and illustration for publications, to directing and creating animated short films and advertisements. Inspired by abstract expressionism and cubism, he merges dynamic shapes with minimalist compositions, creating a study of the ways in which the body, light, and colour can translate an interior world.
The works of the Canadian artist and activist Roadsworth interact with the urban canvas to beautify cityscapes. Commissioned by festivals and cities across the globe, his creations can be seen in the urban landscapes of Montreal to Taiwan, and Barcelona, Moscow, to Santiago.
At the crossroads of graphic design and fine arts, Marc-Olivier Lamothe creates a world that’s colourful and cut-up, sometimes painted, sometimes illustrated. He has worked on projects like Playful Chaos for Nouveau Palais on Papineau Street, or the project in Camp Sid Lee at Place-Ville Marie in Montreal.
Bryan Beyung is the artist behind the work May an Old Song Open a New World, located at the gates of Montreal’s Chinatown, and the mural The Sea Keeper, created for Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversaries. The latter was the first mural to be produced on a bulk carrier in Canada, and it won an award at the Corporate Art Awards in Italy.
Bryan Beyung describes his Canadian and Cambodian background as a major influence, driving a sense of self-definition in his pieces. His work is permanently hosted in galleries in both countries.
Cyndie Belhumeur’s practice draws parallels between illustration and graphic design, mixing amongst a same work geometric and organic shapes superimposed with bright colours. After having started off as an assistant-muralist in 2014, she created her first large-scale mural in 2015 with MU.
Her most recent work includes customising the appearance of a piano at the Montreal Convention Centre for Les Printemps du Palais, as well as her installation Parasitisme at the Festival Vue sur la Relève.