Montréal-based artist Bruce Mc Gowan blends classical art with childhood influences from the 80s and 90s. While constantly cartooning as a kid, Mc Gowan quickly got the impression that cartoons weren’t taken seriously. After transitioning to painting as a teenager, the paradox between the two artistic realms became even more apparent and intriguing. As Mc Gowan explains:
“The clash and explosive mix between mainstream, wicked cartoons and Rococo, where everything is soft and beautiful, was visually inviting in my mind. For me, the idea that a static image can have the power to transcend an audience or communicate many things in a single glimpse, is a precious and profound thing. Today, my work is about making classical art live through our modern times.”
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