MOFFAT, Normand (1949)

Normand Moffat, Ils sont passés, 2007. Bronze. 10 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo :  Bruno Tenti.

After attending the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1967 to 1969, Normand Moffat earned a BFA at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1972. He has regularly exhibited his work in both solo and group shows ever since, winning several awards that include a prize for indoor sculpture at the Old Port of Montreal (1992) and first prize for Machines humaines from the Maison de la Culture Frontenac (1997). Moffat creates exaggerated pieces featuring vaguely figurative forms, their proportions defying any sense of logic. This characteristic is accentuated by the artist’s use of essentially incompatible materials, namely acrylic, wood, plaster and sometimes gold leaf; he also incorporates text that can appear unrelated to the sculpture’s three-dimensional components. Among his works is a large mural made of glass bricks at Montreal’s Saint-Michel subway station.

SEE:
« Twenty Years at Galerie UQAM : Interview with Luc Monette, Gallery Director » by Elizabeth Wood, ESPACE, vol. 6 #1, p. 19.
« Normand Moffat au Vieux-Port » by Hedwidge Asselin, ESPACE #23, p. 45.
« Normand Moffat : Dix ans de sculpture » by Gérard Brisson, ESPACE #43, p. 31.
« De l’objet… contaminé » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #53, p. 35.
« L’oeuvre, la mise en oeuvre…» by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #88, p. 5.