(Image: Magalie Guerin, Untitled (shoes), 2011, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"; © Magalie Guerin)
Magalie Guerin (b. 1973, Montreal)
“My whole intention in painting is to make something poetical that is grounded in reality. I want to evoke a mood of care and presence, to strike something that represents an emotional involvement. I create an environment, a stage where shapes can play certain parts. These characters are, in fact, human surrogates. There are tension and connection between them and one is left to wonder about the nature of the space, the ‘where’. But I do not consider myself an abstractionist– to me, this IS reality.”
Education: MFA- Painting, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2011. AEC- Commercial photography, Dawson College, Montreal, 1997. DEC- Criminology, Cegep FXGarneau, Quebec, 1994.