Allie GattorMontreal, Canada
Allie Gattor is a self-taught visual artist based in Montreal.
Her work combines drawing techniques and a variety of mediums such as pen, pencil, ink and watercolours. She works with different formats, from the very small to the human scale. The artist draws her inspiration from her personal experiences, everyday life and observation. Boredom, anxiety, joy, absurdity, naivety, excess, and cats are recurring themes in her work.
About the artwork
Allie Gattor’s creative process begins with the observation of everyday life. The artist is captivated by the marginal and subtle aspects of certain situations, emotions and people. While her drawings are reminiscent of children’s book illustrations, Allie Gattor’s work can be surprising, as it combines playfulness with dark humour.
Particularly drawn to the strangeness of the human condition, the artist transposes the situations or emotions she experiences onto paper to create an imaginary world filled with myriads characters. Her work conveys feelings of anxiety, frustration and boredom, always with a playful touch.
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PROMENADES DE LA CATHÉDRALE
625 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Room 1670 (Level of the Foire alimentaire)
Photo : Camille Dubuc