Discover one-on-one discussions about each artist’s work, between the curator and artists from RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Here’s an interview with artist Manuel Mathieu.
Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Manuel Mathieu is known for his paintings, which investigate themes of historical violence and erasure, as well as Haitian visual cultures of physicality, nature, and religious symbolism. Marrying abstract and figurative techniques, his compositions carve out space for us to reflect on Haiti’s transformative history, while inviting us to consider the different futures that the act of remembering creates. Drawing from a wide range of subjects, Manuel’s practice combines his Haitian heritage with his formal art education, which culminated in an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London.