[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text responsive_align= »center »]Like Jean-Paul Riopelle a few decades ago, the Quebec artist David Altmejd attracts extraordinary enthusiasm from galleries, museums and collectors around the world. Characterized optimistic and classic, his work turns into infinite living objects.
« When I do a sculpture, it is her who takes lead and who decides its own form, » he says. He creates worlds characterized by attractive and repulsive elements at the same time to sustain the public’s duality, tension and contrast.
Altmejd is not this artist of death and degeneration as some might think. He is a life creator and does it with joy, humor and passion.
The EYE, displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts, is the first public art work he has accomplished. Measuring over 14 feet high, it is a sculpture in both contemporary and traditional art who represent a winged figure. It symbolizes the inside and outside of the museum, such as the interior and exterior of a human head. The eye is the link between the two, symbolizing the transition from one to the other, while the hole, instead of the torso, is a gateway to art and culture. His head is covered with hands and fingers; Altmejd’s ones.
Designed in 2011, USIMM contributed to the making of this piece of art. It was no small technical challenge machining this 14-foot work by David Altmedj, which is exhibiting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Our mandate was to reproduce the piece while preserving the different textures of the scale model. We modeled the original work with our 3D scanner then machined each part of the body in separate pieces, taking care to preserve all detail. The separate pieces were then assembled to create a mold for bronze casting at the foundry. The inauguration was at the corner of Sherbrooke and Crescent September 26th, 2011, next to Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column border_color= » » visibility= » » width= »1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth= »false » attached= »false » padding= »0″ visibility= » »][vc_column border_color= » » visibility= » » width= »1/1″][vc_column_text responsive_align= »center »]Being in Montreal, Altmejd was interviewed on the show ‘’Tout le monde en parle’’ on May 3rd for its next exhibition. The artist will present a retrospective of some of his sculptures in June at the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum. This exhibition brings together for the first time the Museum of Modern Art of Paris and the Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal where thirty of his works are exhibited.
For more information, visit: http://www.macm.org/en/expositions/david-altmejd-2/