MORIN, Jean-Pierre (1951)

Jean-Pierre Morin, Trombe, 2008. Aluminium brossé. 720 x 220 x 195 cm. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Photo: Yvan Binet.

Jean-Pierre Morin studied at the École de sculpture in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and later completed a BFA at Université Laval (1978) and an MFA at Concordia University (1984). He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions since 1977 and his works can be found in numerous private and public collections. In 2003, the City of Québec honoured him with the Prix Reconnaissance Videre, and in 2009, he received the Monique and Robert Parizeau Foundation Prize. Morin’s abstract sculptures, most of which are made from aluminum and Corten steel, reflect his interest in archetypal plant and cosmic forms that maintain an ambivalent relationship between plausibility and fantasy. All of his sculptures seem to elude mathematical principles in favour of chance.

« Les sculptures-tables de Jean-Pierre Morin » by Suzanne Tremblay, ESPACE, vol. 5 #1, p. 31.
« Le programme du 1% : Une première décennie qui donne matière à fêter » by Clément Fontaine, ESPACE #17, p. 23.
« De l’objet… contaminé » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #53, p. 35.
« Basically Sculpture with a Fluid Element : Fountain-Sculptures » by Michel Fournier, ESPACE #64, p. 28.
« The “Hazards” of the 1% Policy » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #73, p. 6.
« [Sans titre] »ESPACE #81, p. 34.
« Circa 25 ans » by Lise Lamarche, ESPACE #105, p. 30.