Torsion Jean Brillant
- Dimensions : 210 × 39 cm
- Material : Steel Stone
- Year : 2010
- Editions : Unique work
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
“Today, my work is inspired by organic, vegetal and mineral forms. The references are as much physical as psychic. I oppose them to the human being. It is through the use of commercial, industrial and mineral materials that I design my sculptures. Natural forms unfold from the raw material or from the transformed object that has become scrap. It is logical that my large format works find their place in tamed places. These are natural spaces that have been created by the hand of man and this helps to make my sculptures timeless. »
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.