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 really an extraordinary thing. There are lots of artists. I’m new in this domaine, especially that of the mural and it’s very impressing to see all the work of this urban artists. They are really open, we sharing many things. It’s a super experience.

Q: How does it feel to create and work in a staircase?

A: A staircase it’s very an interesting place. We regularly thing about urban art in the street or under a bridge, but a staircase is bleak to, it’s a fire escape. It makes people want to take the stairs, to take a walk sometimes. Some people work here and go down the staircase. But now, they will see the artworks and may want to go up the stairs, sometimes!

Q: What is a museum for you?

A: A museum is everything, everything we see in a day. maybe a person’s discussion in the street, something we observe. We can go in museum to see thing, but we can see them in our daily life.
After a degree in economics and basic sociology, he left in 2011 to study the history of art at the University of Rennes 2 in France. He decided to move to Quebec as early as 2015 to learn cabinetmaking in Montreal for the search for contact with the material and a great desire for creation and transmission. Since then he has indeed deepened his cabinetmaking techniques with a taste for the production of paintings of marquetry.

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In the foreground are two hands touching each other and referring to Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. This reflects the connection and the passage (by this simple mythical image) of the art of yesterday to the art of today. It is also a nod to the Renaissance, era of great renewal that could be a mirror of our contemporary era.
-Jonathän Jouan