Montréal based artist Yoakim Bélanger has one seriously beautiful art studio. He’s been spending the last few months creating his multidisciplinary works beneath the vaulted ceilings of the city center’s unused Ste-Brigide de Kildare Church. Surrounded by tall stained glass windows and lines of columns, he has been working on a complete sensory experience which will include light, sound and imagery: a DJ, organist, large scale video projections and his beautiful paintings on plates of steel will fill the space.
Many of the 35 major artworks he will have on display at the event, called Inside Revolution, will be grand in scale. His paintings use a combination of weathered metal plate and brilliant paint to create a commentary on the complexity of humanity as seen through the collective and the individual.
As in his short films, his paintings deal with a human evolution, observing the transformation from childhood, to adulthood, to old age. To show this, the project will see his works placed at the church’s original Stations of the Cross, symbolically depicting the evolution we all experience as we journey through the various cycles of life. You see his video works or find out more about the project, which debuts October 11th, at insiderevolution.ca.