Wow! For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee (
he´s so gifted) as worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall. The dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus and ancient structures besides thinking about the environment by using old books to create amazing art!
“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.”
Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal, Canada! If you´re there, don´t miss out!
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