BEHIND THE ROMEO’S GIN PROJECT, THERE’S A SERIES OF 24 MONTREAL ARTISTS. WE ASKED THEM A FEW QUESTIONS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THEIR VISION AND THEIR EXPERIENCE OF ROMEO’S MUSEUM, CANADA’S FIRST URBAN ART MUSEUM!
Q: How does it feel to be here with 23 other artists?
A: It’s cool because that’s not what I usually do… Usually, I work on canvas and here we work together. It’s a little community while two week. It’s a kind of a challenge and we meet others artists. We all are différents and I love it. It’s nice to see other’s works.
Q: How does it feel to create and work in a staircase?
A: It’s a challenge. I go down and up the step ladder. I’m exercising! It’s nice because I try to incorp pipe et stairs inside de mural. I find it interesting. Furthermore, people go down the staircase and they looks our works, they are the public.
Q: What is a museum for you?
A: I would like to say it’s a agglomeration of something. And here, it’s a big medley of every style.
Anne-Laure Djaballah is a Montréal-based painter, whose work hovers between abstraction and representation, moving back and forth from discrete paintings to installation, relating painting to its surrounding space.
UNE PETITE MARCHE
A collage of small details that reflect the neighborhood as well as the space of the mural itself.