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! It’s a great opportunity to meet a lot of people and a lot of artists. It’s fun to be part of a group of really nice artists.
Q: How does it feel to create and work in a staircase?
A: It’s new! The last time I did that it was in an illegal way, so it’s fun to do it legally. It’s hot but still nice!
Q: What is a museum for you?
A: A museum is a place where we expose the artworks of artists wherever the place, wherever the way to do it. It’s to show the artworks to people. So, a staircase can be a museum.
Thibaut Désiront, aka MEKA, is a Canadian-French artist, born in France in 1981. MEKA depicts narratives scenes from the skateboarding and music cultures propelled in a world of colorful shapes and pictographic characters, without any concern for the illusion of depth, drawing influence from artists such as Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence and Larry Clark.
Never forget how far you’ve come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you have pushed on even when you felt you couldn’t. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you fought through another day. Never forget much strength you have learned and developed.