Frantz Patrick HenryMontreal, Canada
Frantz Patrick Henry is an artist of Haitian origin who has been living in Montreal since 2011.
He is a graduate of the University of Quebec in Montreal (2019). He received the McAbbie Foundation Sculpture Excellence Grant from the School of Visual and Media Arts (UQAM) for his installation titled Je suis nouveau ici (2020).
As a multidisciplinary artist who has experienced many transitions, Frantz Patrick Henry is interested in the idea of becoming. His multidisciplinary practice comprises sculpture, painting, installation, photography and animation.
About the artwork
Trim the Walls (2021)
Rogner les murs is an “oxygen-sculpture” created from everyday objects that have been diverted from their original function. The work generates alternations between construction, reconstruction and destruction. Different objects moulded in gypsum cement are sometimes coloured with dry pigment, while others are perforated and encrusted with recuperated materials and arranged to form modular structures. The maps of Port-au-Prince and Montreal are engraved, intertwined with lines of hands to represent a fabricated space.
These different strategies are mobilized to underline the extensibility of the world. This sculptural installation carries the idea that our seemingly fixed categories are instead changing phenomena that require a permanent renewal of being.
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