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 flattering, it’s the first word that comes to mind! Actually, it’s my first experience of muralist and it’s very cool to be surrounded by montreal’s talented artists. It’ very nice. Thanks!
Q: How does it feel to create and work in a staircase?
A: Create in a staircase, it’s my first time to. So it’s two first time. You have to adapt because you don’t have an overview of your work. You always having to go up and down the stair to have an overview because it’s oversize. It’s a funky place. I really like to create in this place.
Q: What is a museum for you?
A: Generally, a museum it’s a place with artworks. Normally, it’s not a place like here. But, I’m happy to bring the museum in another dimension. A little bit more trash!
Composition, especially for his abstract works, is often the sum of ideas accumulated over time. For Cantin, putting both hands in the material is a thrilling adventure, like something out of itself.
The work is inspired by a small painting that the artist gave to a child during an exhibition in Toronto. Pure happiness for the girl and for the artist.