Graham Cantieni moved to Canada in 1968. Known primarily for his two-dimensional work, he also creates installations and outdoor sculptures. One of these, Hermès, was made for the 1986 Symposium de Lachine and is located at the Musée Plein air de Lachine. In this sculpture, Cantieni transposes his pictorial research into a three-dimensional object, continuing his exploration of the relationships between real and illusory space. Between 1976 and 1983, Cantieni served as director of the Galerie d’art du Centre Culturel of the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also the former editor and director of 10.5155.20, a quarterly review devoted to contemporary art (1982-1984).
Graham Cantieni, Hermès, 1986. Acier peint, 365 cm (H). Photo : C-D.