BILODEAU, Jacques (1951)

Jacques Bilodeau et Claude Cormier + Associés Inc, Au grand dam, 2016. Béton, diodes électroluminescentes (DEL), marbre. Commande publique de la Ville de Montréal. Photo : Odette Bilodeau.

Sculptor, designer and architect, Jacques Bilodeau is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. His sculptures, shown either in galleries or as public art installations, are characterized by minimalism, rhythm, the use of black and white, sloping planes and interactivity. Whether ephemeral or designed to stay for years, his pieces take over and transform space. By demanding mobility, activity and intellectual and physical reorientation, his work aims to destabilize the viewer. Bilodeau creates sculptures that can be interpreted as habitable spaces. Some of his pieces have been shown at international events, such as the 2nd Biennale de Montréal (2000), the Biennale d’art contemporain du Havre (France, 2006), Artefact Montréal’s Urban Sculpture (Montreal, 2007) and the Biennale Trafic’Art (Saguenay, 2010). Among his pieces in public spaces are Au grand Dam (2016), created in collaboration with Claude Cormier + Associés and located at Parc des Rapides in Montreal’s LaSalle borough, and Un solide (2015), located in the Champ-de-Mars metro station entrance in Montreal.

« Jacques Bilodeau. Un homme et une machine / Masses, 2150, rue St-Clément, Montréal, En collaboration avec la Galerie Joyce Yahouda, 25 janvier – 22 février 2014 » de Nicole Gingras, ESPACE #107, p. 61.