Jérémie Deschamps Bussières


Biography

Jérémie Deschamps Bussières lives and works in Trois-Rivières where he teaches visual arts at his region’s Cégep. 

In 2014, he won Newad’s national prize Art Ici. This award was preceded by the prestigious Julian Gruda Prize in 2013 and his university’s scientific research in the visual arts scholarship in 2012. In 2017, he was one of the seven international artists selected by Montreal’s C.O.A. Contemporary Art Gallery for the show copy/paste/erase. In 2015, his work was included in the Freshpaint exhibition at Art Mûr, in Montreal, featuring a selection of emerging Canadian artists. 

In 2014, he became an artistic collaborator at Burton Snowboards in the United States. He has also worked with Cirque du Soleil as well as the Montreal film agency We are Colossale.

In September 2019, the artist presented a solo show entitled La fuite des fusées éclairantes at the Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier.

Artistic approach

The artwork lends itself to multiple interpretations. A recognized pixelated image can be linked to an online source. What can be seen there in terms of moving imagery testified to the type of world we live in. 

These 2D pieces are, in fact, four-coloured pictures created from image captures of thermal videos uploaded to websites. 

By picking out a thousandth of a second frame from an ordinary Internet video, it is possible to recreate the real story or a fiction with the aim of either reintegrating or extracting the source image from its context. 

In presenting these narrative collages, which blur the boundary between the natural world and artificial systems, Jérémie Deschamps Bussières is attempting to get the viewer to question everything around them. 

This is a form of archeology of the future, as much through images as through the small plaster sculptures that convey information about the period, the materials’ source and their usefulness

Artist's artworks and activities

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