In his practice, David Arseneau constructs a world in which the creative process is fully laid bare. His works reflect both his artistic flexibility in the transition from one medium to another - drawing, painting, sculpture, video games - and the compulsion with which he exhausts his subjects, empties them of their meaning in his unhesitatingly obsessive and awkward gestures. For instance, the project for his solo exhibition in the Darling Foundry's small gallery (2017) was inspired by the Friday the 13th movie series, aiming to show how the trivialization of horror, through accumulation and mockery, can open up the interpretation to a different level.
The artist receives the generous support of Québecor (2017) and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation (2018).
David Arseneau holds an MFA from Concordia University.
La disparition, Espace Musée Québecor, Montreal
SUPER F13 PART 1 TO PART 12 REDESIGN STUDIO DOOM, Darling Foundry, Montreal
RADFISTS, Galerie Éphémère, Montreal
SuperHEllPress, Studio Nihil Baxter, Berlin, Germany
RADART is a High Mission, Böhmen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Small Press Exhibition, Webster Library, Montreal
Ignition 10, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal
Work and Play, Concordia University, Montreal
Fabrications, Pop-Up, Montreal
Collectionner - Matthieu Gauvin: Œuvres choisies, Maison de la Culture Mercier, Montreal