Hello ! My name is Arthur Desmarteaux and I’m a visual artist from Montréal, Canada. On this website you will be able to see some reproductions of the works I did in the past years. If you have any questions or suggestions, I invite you to write an e-mail to me and it’s going to be a pleasure to answer you. You can also leave messages in the guestbook. This site will soon be reconstructed under the current norms for an easier navigation on cellphones.
For those of you who are wondering why I use a pseudonym, I would answer that it is because I want to stay anonymus in front of my creations of good taste (which are frightening me sometimes) and also because it brings a mysterious aura around the artist and his work.
You can consider me as a pure neo-schtroumphist. For now I am the only member of that new art current that is the neo-schtrouphism, but you have to know that newcomers are always warmly welcomed in this current that is privileging the collective work. To know more about the processes that leads to my paintings, you can read my artist statement..
I will participate in a group show titled "Espace imprimé, espace repensé" (Printed space, rethought space) which will take place at Maison de la culture of Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal during Summer of 2016, from mid-June. This show is curated by Émilie Granjon and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Graff Print Studio in Montreal. I will create an immersive installation with Allison Moore.
New music videos by Egotrip Productions!
I made a new music video with Allison Moore during Winter of 2015 for Montreal musician Julien Sagot titled "Docteur C". You can watch it here.
We also directed another music video for the song Transsibérien by Julien Sagot last Fall. You can view it here.
You can now watch a music video I made last winter with Allison Moore. This video was made for the new band CherfunK featuring Québec signers and musicians Alexandre Désilets, Amylie, François Girard and Alexis Martin. The song is titled Trop tard pour ça (Too late for that).
I create a series of drawings and prints depicting "Visions of the Future, current apocalypses". This project was funded by a research and creation grant from the Québec Council of the Arts in 2014.
A third hand puppet show is currently in development : The Conquest of Sorrowland. The website of Egotrip Productions is under construction (for now it is a blog) : www.egotripproductions.org