DESTROISMAISONS, Armand (1943)

Armand Destroismaisons, Sèche-archi-sèche, 2014. Multi-média. 285 x 145 x 145 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Armand Destroismaisons began practising sculpture in the early seventies after studying at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. He eventually earned several degrees, namely a BEd from the Université de Montréal, a BFA (specialization in sculpture) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and an MA in art education from Concordia University. In addition to showing his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions, he has served as president of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec (1999-2009) and organizer of the Boisbriand sculpture symposium of 2012. For his 1989 Je bicycle (“I bike”) series, he made use of anything at hand to create comical, wheeled contraptions helmed by dummies, demonstrating his role as an environmentalist as well as an artist. In the 2000s, his love for music inspired pieces of a more abstract nature, made from concrete, steel and aluminum: Certitude-Hommage à J.S. Bach, Buse à épaulettes-Hommage à André Mathieu, Amiral-Hommage à Purcell and Senseur-Hommage à Mozart.

SEE:
« Imagination sur roues » by Gilles Nitoub, ESPACE, vol. 6, n° 2, p. 44.
« Sculpture en direct »ESPACE #58, p. 51.