Abstract Canada

“When I moved here, I began work on a series entitled Abstract Canada. The idea behind it is to look at Canada with foreign eyes and expectations -French ones in my case. I have realized that the most common things can look very strange because of the subtly nuanced differences to what I’m used to seeing everyday in France. I get a similar feeling to when a guitar is just slightly out of tune, and though you can tell something’s off, you cannot quite put your finger on it.
Like, when you stare at an object for a long time on acid and it starts looking so weird and unreal, or when you repeat the same word until it sounds like a meaningless pure form.”

Simon Letourneau

Simon Letourneau is a French photographer and musician living in Toronto, Canada. His work consists of different series exploring the ideas of strangeness in the vernacular, blurred memory, the confusion of perception, nostalgia and posture, warped vision, the stream of consciousness drowned in time and space, while only kitsch artefacts will remain, for a little while longer…

EXHIBITIONS

2013

Recollection, Superette Gallery, Paris, France.

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