Michel St. Hilaire
69 Maryland St., Winnipeg, MB
Phone: (204) 956-5008
Studio is open by appointment all year.
In my artistic practice I work mostly experimenting with acrylic paints, mixed with hard mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pastel on canvas and wood. I am attracted to structure and patterns. Currently I am studying the aesthetics of architecture upon our landscapes, the imperfections and the continuous changes that occur around me.
My preoccupations vacillate between two forces: nature’s capacity to impose itself on how humans create the infrastructures that support their lives (buildings, highways, and public service installations, and the effect that humankind has on the landscape and on the Earth’s natural resources.
I position the elements of space and structure on the canvas in a dance of colour and form, consequently documenting the grandeur of both.
I'm presenting these forces as opposing and complementary, simultaneously. There is no judgement made; the viewer is compelled to contemplate tensions created between Nature and humankind.