In 2016, we’ve teamed up with a dozen of Canadian talents to create once again a series of signature art installations to add to the ever growing Osheaga Arts collection, enhancing the public experience year after year.
In addition to personnally creating some massive installations, I’ve had the honors to invite some of the best canadian up and coming artists to create some brand new signature art pieces, from a 4 stories tall Wappitti to giant self standing mural pieces painted by world renowned talents.
Over the course of 3 days, the public had the chance to be part and/or admire the artistic work of Kwest, Emily Jan, The Doody's, Peru & Panga, Stikki Peaches, Young Jarus, Earth Crusher, Kirsten McCrea, Melissa Del Pinto, Loopkin, Olivier Bonnard, En Masse Pour Les Masses, Malcolm Sutherland, Can Love, Eagle Nest Outfitters, Trevor Wheatley & the 6th edition of the exhibit “Music on Paper″.
For 2016, evenko also asked me to implant and supervise a signature aesthetic. With the help of dedicated teams, we've created a unique environnement maximizing every inch of the festival ground, from the bars, the special VIP sections to the unique Artist World fueled by the legendary Crown Salts team ( Chuck Hughes, Dany Smiles & Vito Ciocca).
Thanks to everyone involved in the creation, production and set up of this magical adventure.
Take a look at a short interview with VICE here.
In 2015, my fifth collaboration with OSHEAGA was concording with the 10th anniversary of this now famous Music & Arts Festival, where I’ve been creating a series of signature art installations to add to the ever growing Osheaga Arts collection, enhancing the public experience year after year.
In addition of creating brand new signature art pieces, I’ve had the honors to invite the legendary contemporary artist Wayne White, creator of the visual aesthetic of Pee Wee Playhouse, you might know him for his signature series of word paintings, card board puppets or from the documentary dedicated to his work “Beauty is Embarassing”.
Togheter, we’ve created a series of giant puppets living amongst the crowd during the 3 days festivities and a 16 feet tall “10th Anniversary Cake“ sculpture that could be seen from Montreal’s Old Port.
We’ve also presented the work of local artists Katie Green, Susan Moss, En Masse For The Masses, Malcolm Sutherland & the exhibit “Music on Paper 5″.
In 2014, about 150,000 attendees came by over the course of 3 days to enjoy this 9th edition of the festivities. Those witness the creations of international street artist HOTTEA, art collective EN MASSE FOR THE MASSES, MUSIC ON PAPER poster exhibit and several outstanding students from UQAM such as Pete & Vega, whose installation became a recurent piece in the Osheaga Art Village the following year.
Osheaga Arts 2013
In 2013, as a Creative Director, I've collaborate with Evenko for the Osheaga Music & Art Festival in Montreal. During the weekend, international street artists CanLove & Garbage Beauty, local art collectives En Masse For The Masses and WzrdGng, Skin Jackin' and Francis Laporte with Deltoro Studio, created over a dozen ephemeral art installations through out the site. Can Love Graffitree became an icon on site ever since. Over 120,000 attendees spent 3 days of pure magic on a island at about 10 min form Downtown Montreal.
Osheaga Arts 2012
During the 2012 edition, I've collaborated to the creation of "Osheaga Arts". During the 3 days of the festival, we introduced the crowd to the first Art Village, invinting NYC legendary duo SKEWVILLE to open an exclusive "Musac Shop", Montreal's Station 16 to silk printed artwork live on t-shirts and tote bags, EMPLM painted on some giant standing OSHEAGA letters and Harvey McLoed created a series of small building emulating the city of Montreal.
OSHEAGA Festival 2012 (HD)
In 2012, I’ve been asked to part of the team that takes care of the Osheaga Art events. With the help and the talent of Malcolm Sutherland, we’ve created a 30 sec animated film and the now famous Oshee & Aga.
En 2012, on m'a demandé de faire partie de l'équipe Osheaga Art. Avec l'aide et le talent de Malcolm Sutherland, nous avons créé une promo animée , ainsi que les fameux Oshee & Aga.
Osheaga Block Party 2012
In June 2012, Osheaga asked me to curate an outdoor “in the city” art event. After changing spots a couple of time, we settle ourselves on a empty lot right by the side the “Canal Lachine”. For 2 days, Skewville, formerly from Brooklyn, K6A, DHS and La Paria covered the walls of the garage own by the Canadian Parks Department. On the second day, we brought D.J’s and the public was invited to come have a picnic and spend time with the artists while they were finishing their pieces. Here’s a series of pictures from the event.
En Juin 2012, le festival Osheaga m'a demandé d'organiser un événement extérieur promouvant l'art urbain. Après plusieurs changement de location, nous avons finalement trouvé refuge prêt du canal Lachine. Pendant 2 jours Skewville, K6A, DHS et La Paria ont recouvert les murs du garage d'entreposage de Parcs Canada. PAndant la deuxième journèe, nous avons invité des DJ et ouvert les portes aux publics pour une journée de picnic, musique et art urbain. Voici une série de photos de l'événenement
Osheaga 2011 Art Village
In 2011, Evenko asked me to be part of the organizing team for their last edition of Osheaga Music & Art Festival in Montreal. In collaboration with Pat Hamou and Evelyne Côté, we came up with the idea of creating a Art Village inside the festival, where we would invite different group of artists to showcase interactive projects.
The En Masse Art Initiative decided to create an chalk board installation, La Moustache created a series of short on-location animation loops during the weekend, Moniker silk printed artwork live on t-shirts and tote bags, La Paria painted on some recycling bins and Harvey McLoed build some full length wooden skeletons and a now famous Osheaga sign. 85 000 peoples has been estimated to pass by the village.