Raised in Montreal during the Cold War, I developed a deep fascination with the confluence of art and technology from a young age. I still remember crafting a makeshift gas mask out of cardboard at the tender age of nine, a simple act that foreshadowed my lifelong exploration of the relationship between creativity and innovation.

In the 1980s, I pursued formal studies in painting and sculpture in my hometown, before spending two transformative years in Houston as an artist-in-residence at the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. Upon my return to Montreal, I committed myself to developing and refining the core themes that have become the hallmarks of my work.

Cafargo Projects and Artist

 

My art focuses on themes that have left a lasting impact on our collective consciousness, such as the human condition, the legacy of the Cold War, and the transformative power of technology. I delve into the often overlooked, darker aspects of our technologically-driven society, aiming to shed light on the unintended consequences of our relentless march towards progress.

During the mid-1990s, my creative journey took an unexpected turn when I ventured into the realm of 3D computer animation. This shift in medium, including my time at Softimage, ushered in a new phase of my artistic career, enriching my work with fresh perspectives and possibilities.

My art is a reflection of the world as I see it, a commentary on the complexities and challenges we face as a society, with a focus on the interplay between human nature and the ever-advancing technological landscape. Through my work, I strive to provoke thought, encouraging viewers to contemplate the intricate balance between innovation and its consequences in our modern world.

I continue to live and work in Montreal…

Pierre Duranleau

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Publications

Everything is Art Issue-V (p.67.)  (Limited Access)

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