Penta Gode Jean Brillant
- Dimensions : 300 × 113 × 120 cm
- Year : 2020
- Material : Steel
- Editions : Unique work
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
We have too often spoken of the East-West clash, denouncing the murderous identities at the origin of this incessant conflict. Penta Gode offers an alternative, like a break, a place of meditation, the antithesis of this perilous logic. It celebrates the union of cultures where new thoughts hatch, constructive responses to the ambient cynicism.
Quebec sculptor born in Rimouski, in 1959. His family moved to the South of France in 1968 where he discovered, very young, the size of the stone of Vaucluse. This discovery of the material will later lead him to the School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence (1979), then to the Fine Arts in Dijon (1983), before joining the University of Quebec in Montreal. (1984) upon his return to Quebec. His discovery of the world of art and artists in European and North American galleries led him to give free rein to his imagination and allowed him to assemble or confront the natural and the industrial in complete freedom.
Several personal exhibitions have been dedicated to him in Canada (Galerie Daniel in Montreal, Galerie Madeleine Lacerte in Quebec, Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto) and in France (Galerie Pierre Nouvion in Monaco and Galerie Remp'art in Toulon). Since 1994, Jean Brillant has mainly created outdoor sculptures. Many of his works are now part of public collections (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d'art de Rimouski, MACAAL de Marrakech, Musée d'art de Joliette), as well as private collections (Bombardier Foundation, Steelcase , Lemay Architecte, Groupe Mach, not to mention many anonymous collectors.
Jean Brillant currently lives in Quebec, installed in a former industrial factory transformed into an artist's studio, in the heart of Montreal.