Propeller Member Since 2023
Marc Bourgeois studied visual arts at UQAM and at University of Leeds (UK), and commercial photography at College Marsan in Montreal. After working as an editorial and events photographer for 5 years, he showed a first series of artwork during the exhibition Reflections. Since then, his work has been shown at various art shows and juried art fairs in Montreal, Toronto and Budapest. He continues to explore ways to blend digital photography with painting from his studio in Montreal.
Blending photography and painting, I create digital collages. I photograph paint splashes and brush strokes when they are fresh and I piece it together like a puzzle on a computer.Photography allows me to capture paint in a fresh or liquid state that would otherwise not remain. It also allows me to work with improbable materials, such as food coloring, cooking cream, spit or soap. I may use droppers, syringes or straws to apply the liquid. Lighting gives the paint spill depth and sheen, which gives it a presence. It becomes more real than real paint. The fragments are layered, masked and blended to reveal or erase, a process very similar to collage.Marc Bourgeois
I go through this process to keep up with the digital era we evolve in and I hope to touch on a narrative of simulation, fragmentation, identity scrambling, narcissism and distraction.