Visual art

 

En //

Félix-Antoine Morin’s graphic scores represent existing musical forms whose basic structures are drawn from his repertoire of compositions. Through a syncopated visual construction, by which he instinctively creates new connections between signs, he shifts the initial writing toward material abstraction. Preserving traces of the sound origin, the accumulation of elements gradually transforms each composition into an autonomous language that no longer references music.

By this process, Morin maps out the metamorphosis of sound phenomena through a rhythmic and poetic graphic expression. Although the musicality of the scores inevitably resonates in the minds of those looking at them, they are not intended, however, to be decoded and interpreted by musicians. Seeking to eschew any kind of system, the artist encourages the ambiguity between musical notation and pure pictorial symbolism. While he retains certain codes as points of reference—such as the standard of reading left to right and traces of the staff—he then subverts them to obtain an undecipherable language whose metaphorical charge is revealed by its “abstract radicality.”

This series of mappings ultimately express an artistic intuition in which the artist’s musical and pictorial sensibilities vibrate in synchrony.

Ariane Plante, curator

Fr //

Les partitions graphiques de Félix-Antoine Morin représentent d’abord des formes musicales existantes dont les structures de base sont tirées de son répertoire de compositions. Par un travail de construction visuelle syncopée, où il crée instinctivement de nouvelles connexions entre les signes, il fait glisser l’écriture initiale vers une abstraction plastique. Tout en préservant les traces de l’origine sonore, l’accumulation d’éléments transforme peu à peu chaque composition en un langage autonome non référencé musicalement.

Par ce processus, Morin cartographie la métamorphose des phénomènes sonores en expression graphique poétique rythmée. Si la musicalité des partitions résonne inéluctablement dans l’esprit qui les scrute, celles-ci ne sont pourtant pas destinées à être déchiffrées et interprétées par des musiciens. Cherchant à échapper à tout système, l’artiste nourrit cette ambiguïté identitaire entre notation musicale et symbole pictural pur; il conserve certains codes en guise de points de repère – comme la lecture de gauche à droite et le tracé de lignes – qu’il subvertit ensuite jusqu’à l’obtention d’un langage indéchiffrable dont la charge métaphorique se révèle dans la «radicalité abstraite».

Cette série de cartographies incarne finalement l’expression d’une intuition artistique où vibrent en synchronie les sensibilités musicales et picturales qui animent l’artiste.

Ariane Plante, commissaire

 

Cartographies sonores
From October 13 to November 8
Solo exhibition, Usine C
1345 Ave. Lalonde, Montréal

Félix-Antoine Morin – Graphic Score 39
Partition graphique Trente-neuf. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 62 x 244 cm, Japanese calligraphy brush. On Museo sliver rag free acide cardboard.

Félix-Antoine Morin – Graphic Score 33 c
Partition graphique Trente-trois B. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 62 x 244 cm, Indian ink, ink, acrylic, spray paint, inkjet printing, felt pen, white charcoal.
On Museo sliver rag free acide cardboard. 

Félix-Antoine Morin – Graphic Score 26 b v
Partition graphique Vingt-six B. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 62 x 244 cm, Indian ink, ink, acrylic, spray paint, inkjet printing, felt pen, white charcoal.
On Museo sliver rag free acide cardboard. 

Félix-Antoine Morin – Graphic Score 25 B v
Partition graphique Vingt-cinq B. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 62 x 244 cm, Indian ink, ink, acrylic, spray paint, inkjet printing, felt pen, white charcoal.
On Museo sliver rag free acide cardboard. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cartographie sonore C un. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 31 x 66 cm.
Inkjet prints on handmade paper by artisans from the LôLô (or Yi) Lung Cu community,
Ha Giang, North Vietnam. Fine art print limited editions, numbered (1 – 7) & signed

DSC03135
Cartographie sonore d un. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 31 x 66 cm.
Inkjet prints on handmade paper by artisans from the LôLô (or Yi) Lung Cu community,
Ha Giang, North Vietnam. Fine art print limited editions, numbered (1 – 7) & signed

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Cartographie sonore e un. Félix-Antoine Morin, Montreal 2021, 31 x 66 cm.
Inkjet prints on handmade paper by artisans from the LôLô (or Yi) Lung Cu community,
Ha Giang, North Vietnam. Fine art print limited editions, numbered (1 – 7) & signed

 

Price upon request : antonixfelinski@gmail.com

Exhibitions:

– 2021, October 13 to November 8, Cartographies sonores, solo exhibition at Usine C / opening on Oct 13 @ 5-7 pm, Montreal
– 2022, February 3-24 , solo exhibition (curator: Melis Bektaş) at the Karşı Sanat gallery, İstiklal Caddesi Aznavur Pasajı No: 108 Kat-6 34430 Beyoğlu / İstanbul, Türkiye
– 2022, 15 – 30 April, solo exhibition, Salihara Arts Center, Jl. Salihara No.11, RT.6/RW.1, Jati Padang, Kec. Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12540, Indonesia
– 2022, April to October (depending on the current situation..). Visual arts research & creation residency (6 months) followed by an exhibition at the Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

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