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Discover La Mutation, Rafael Sottolichio's art at romeo's museum!

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: I’m really happy to be chosen. I’m neighbor of here. It would have disappointed me not to be part of such a thrilling project. I’m happy to be surrounded by artists that I know and I like. There are a lot of surprises too, a lot of things I didn’t know.

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

A: the setting is special. We are in an original place. I think it’s really a attractive idea. It’s really cool to invite people to visit a museum down the steps. I like to imagine the public look at our artwork in a staircase.

Q: What is a museum for you?

A: I think that a good museum’s definition, in that case, it’s a «instagram» of the montreal’s culture on the moment.
Rafael Sottolichio a Montreal painter of Chilean origin. After university studies in Santiago and Montreal, he has been painting professionally since 1996. He also has a mural painting and curatorial practice.
Discover La Mutation, Rafael Sottolichio's art at romeo's museum!
Discover La Mutation, Rafael Sottolichio's art at romeo's museum!

LA MUTATION

The Empire State Building is an image of the financial empire. It is presented in a process of mutation. This mural explores the replacement of colonial empires by a form of financial imperialism in which trade and profit reign and which promotes an ideology with no social project and without the promise of a better tomorrow.
–Rafael Sottolichio