MASKULL LASSERRE


 
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Pieta, 2015, cast iron, forklift, 305 x 195 x 218 cm. (120” x 77” x 86”), Private Collection
(Courtesy John Michael Kohler Art Centre)
 

BIOGRAPHY / HIGHLIGHTS / WORKS FOR SALE  /  PFOAC EXHIBITIONS  / LINKS  /  ARTIST'S C.V.



BIOGRAPHY

Maskull Lasserre (born 1978) spent his formative years in South Africa before returning to Canada. He has a BFA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Mount Allison University, and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University.

Maskull’s work has been exhibited at Banksy's Dismaland, and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. He has held visiting artist positions at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, at Kohler Art/Industry and with the Canadian Armed Forces. His work appears on Canadian coinage and is represented in collections in Canada, the US, and Europe including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Canadian War Museum. He has taught sessionally at Concordia, York, and Emily Carr Universities, as well as at the California College of Art.

Maskull’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday by inducing strangeness in the familiar, and provoking uncertainty in the expected. Each work is developed as a model to mediate the translation of experience between matter and mind.


HIGHLIGHTS

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Omen   Improbable

Omen, 2015, 4000lbcast iron birds, variable dimensions, HD video documentation
(Courtesy John Michael Kohler Art Centre)
 
Improbable Worlds, 2015, piano, steel, laser, 163 x 69 x 137 cm. ( 64” x 27” x 54”)
     
Janus   Souvenir

Janus, 2015,re-carved wood carousel horse, brass, 107 x 102 x 36 cm. (42" x 40" x 14”)
 
Souvenir, 2014, re-carved wood African drummer figure, 66 x 25 x 13 cm. (26” x 10” x 5”)
     
Safe   Grand

Safe, 2013, safe, steel, 101 x 101 x 145 cm. (40" x 40" x 57”)
 
Grand Narrative, 2013,steel, hardware, electric winch assembly with battery, paint, 150 x 124 x 25 cm. (59" x 49" x 10”)
     
Question   Coriolis

The Question, 2017, steel, wood, paint, 25 x 25 x 61 cm. (10” x 10” x 24”)
 
Coriolis, 2011, métal, steel, hardware, rock, 40ft. free-fall, 188 x 78 x 158 cm. (74" x 31" x 62”)

WORKS FOR SALE

For a current list of works in inventory please click here


PFOAC EXHIBITIONS

August 2017 - « The Domain Beyond the Territory » (groupe), à la galerie Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2016 - " Maskull Lasserre " (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Centre Space
October 2016 - "Bordering the Fantastic" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2016 - "Art Toronto" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2015 - “Art Toronto" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
April 2014 - "Papier 14" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
November 2013 - " Maskull Lasserre "(solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2012 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
April 2013 - "Papier 13" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 1 2012 - "Fable" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto
November 2011 - "Vertigo" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
September 2011 - "Emerge Art Fair" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group). Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
December 2010 - "AQUA Art Miam"i (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2010 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth


LINKS

David Balzer. “Banksy Takes Maskull Lasserre to Dismaland” Canadian Art, September 8, 2015
Leah Collins. “Meet Montreal artist Maskull Lasserre. He’s going to Dismaland!” CBC Arts, August 21, 2015
Chris Dart. “Maskull Lasserre drops boulders onto pianos and carves skeletons into everyday objects” CBC Arts, October 2, 2015
Bryne McLaughlin. "Maskull Lasserre Q&A: How the Army Changed My Art" Canadian Art, January 17, 2014
Richard Rhodes. "Richard Rhodes's Art Toronto Highlights" Canadian Art, October 24, 2013
http://canadianart.ca/features/richard-rhodes-art-toronto-picks/ Bryne McLaughlin. "Inside Story: Bryne McLaughlin's Art Toronto Preview Reflections" Canadian Art, October 25, 2013
James D. Campbell. " A Song and a Punch " Magenta July 6, 2012
Phillip Kennicott. "Adaptive artwork" Washington Post September 24, 2011
Interview with Maskull Lasserre at Don't Panic
Kat Hannaford. "Whittling Is Definitely an Artform in Maskull Lasserre's Case" Gizomodo.com (blog) 27 July 2011
Watch a short documentary about Lasserre on the web series Groundbloom (Robbie Wilkins) 27 April 2009
Marie-Ève Charron."Le poids du temps" Le Devoir (Montreal) 4 April 2009 (in French)
Watch a video profile on Lasserre by Tamar Kozlov on whoweare.ca (28 March 2009)
Stacey DeWolfe. "Basic elements" The Mirror (Montreal) 8 January 2009
"Jake Moore and Maskull Lasserre: Reality Check" Canadian Art (online) 24 July 2008
Paul Gessell. "Artist carves out reputation for public sculptures" The Ottawa Citizen 24 July 2008


ARTIST'S C.V.

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