Luc Paradis borrows imagery from the historical avant-garde but translates it into popular, local language. His references to the artistic canon are nonetheless humourous—he prefers to identify with subcultures and dreamworlds. The artist explores a variety of different media, such as painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture, producing an esoteric narration of characters from an invented folklore.
Luc Paradis has been involved in many multidisciplinary projects in the artistic community in Montreal. He has collaborated with music bands creating posters and album covers, has contributed to painting performances and has illustrated books. His work has been exhibited in many galleries in Quebec notably at Parisian Laundry, at the Baie St Paul Museum during the 27th symposium for contemporary art, at Galerie Lilian Rodriguez etc. In 2013, Paradis’ work had been the object of a solo exhibition at the Œil de Poisson in Québec city.
Viser Goliath, L'Oeil de Poisson (grande galerie), Québec
Gallery Hop Auction, Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto
Pompia, Parisian Laundry, Montréal
Petit Lausange Laqué Veiné avec Valeri Blass, Parisian Laundry, Montréal
Summer time in Paris, Parisian Laundry, Montréal