GAGNON, Aristide (1930)

Aristide Gagnon, Sphère de la poétique, 2007. Bronze. Sphère de 12 pouces de diamètre et de 15 pouces de haut avec la base. Photos : Nicolas Gagnon.

Multidisciplinary artist Aristide Gagnon studied at the École des beaux-arts de Québec from 1952 to 1956. His work can be found in a number of public and private collections, including at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and encompasses the fields of painting, glass, stained glass and copper enameling. He also developed an interest in metal casting, particularly in bronze, in 1970; using lost-wax and sand casting, he creates primarily spherical forms, which allow him to explore his material and capture its energy and dynamism. He has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Quebec and other provinces, the United States and France.