SIMARD, Bruno (1959)

With a BA in visual arts, Bruno Simard has a fondness for miniatures. From a distance, his Lilliputian sculptures resemble collages of pre-made items, such as pearls, toys and thread; examined up close, however, it becomes clear that each piece, whether carved or sculpted in clay, has been made and painted by hand. Often made up of contorted faces or heads impaled on stakes, Simard’s accumulations of hybrid objects portray a grotesque universe – one to some degree reminiscent of the nightmarish scenes depicted by Hieronymus Bosch.