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 part of 24 artists working on the same project ?
A : It feels really good because it’s like working on a collaborative project while being able to work on my own individual work and i’m used to working alone so much that it’s nice to feel like i am part of a group.
Q : How does it feel to create in a staircase ?
A : it feels like it matches with my work because my work is mechanical. I see pipes, engines and sprinklers all around me so it feels like it works. It’s a little bit like working in jail which is interesting but it feels good because it’s nice to work on a large format. It’s like so oversized and i’m not used to that. I’ve never really done a mural before so this is a real first and a really pleasant experience
Q : What would be your definition of a museum ?
A : Well a museum is basically an educational institution and archiving work. It might be artworks or artefacts. But, i think ultimately it’s an educational institution.
Heidi Taillefer’s work is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction.
A bird pretending to feed its young, which is a symbol of the unattainable dream, always barely out of reach. This represents the phenomenon of anticipation of a prospect being greater than