FECTEAU, Denis (1956)

Denis Fecteau is a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In addition to teaching, he has presented his work in galleries and participated in several group exhibitions, notably at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and at the Palais de la Civilisation at Man and His World. His numerous awards include UQAM’s Fondation Mc Abbie scholarship and first prize at Confrontation 83, a competition held as part of the annual exhibition of the Conseil de la Sculpture du Québec. Drawing upon anthropological research, his work seeks to highlight primitive, magical and mythical thinking by proposing a poetic and spiritual view of the world prior to the scientific revolution. The materials and geometric shapes he chooses emphasize the division between rationality and irrationality. Among his public works is Sarcophage de l’évolution (“sarcophagus of evolution”) in the Judith-Jasmin pavilion at UQAM.