Normand Ménard, peintre sculpteur
Normand Ménard, painter and sculptor
Born in Montreal in 1953, young boy, a pencil in the hand, my eyes towards the drawing, my ambition, to become an artist.
In the years 1970-80, my passion was artistic gymnastic. In that time, I was an elite gymnaste representing Quebec and Canada and simultaneously, I continued my studies in visual arts in the cégep and the university. I was painting Montreal old back alleys and urban landscapes. I took part in peintures en direct in Montreal. I exposed in coffees, galleries. In those days, I spent a lot of time with clowns and choreographers. The time was ebullient of creativity. Later on, my visual perception became more and more purified, tending towards the abstraction. I exposed at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, having the chance to be supported by the historian of art Yves Robillard.
Art, movement and event fascinate me.
Arrived by chance in 1984 in Val-David, my ancestors land, I created several artistic events.
Since 1998, as a sculptor, I propose sculptures of large size, integrated totems, inspired of Amerindian art, today an integral part of my approach.
As a painter, my leitmotiv is the word “wild”, in all its states. Paradoxically, I want to share my experiment.