- Capitaine Midas : La carotte et le bâton
- 2015, performance
Whether through performance, drawing, installation, video or painting, Eric Ladouceur’s playful imagination holds a certain inherent nostalgia for childhood. With imagery borrowed from advertising and the world of superheroes, the artist questions the stereotypes associated with masculine identity and iconography. Using pornographic images taken online, action figures, broken glass, pubic hair and the hoods of cars transformed into coats of arms, he explores the various representations of power baked into the myth of eternal youth and the tools for controlling the masses.
Eric Ladouceur holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts (2000) from UQAM, Montreal. Since 1995, he has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows for example at AXENÉO7, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal, Musée d’art de Joliette and Manif d’art de Québec. In 2004, 2010 and 2013 he received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as well as the Christof-Merian foundation, and in 2009 the Grand Prix Desjardins de Lanaudière. As a curator, Eric Ladouceur organized the exhibitions «Réingénérie du monde» held at the Maison de la culture Frontenac and Maison de la cuture Plateau-Mont-Royal (Montreal) in 2006 and « KAPOW, une convention de super héros» presented at AXENEO7 (Gatineau) in 2010. He currently teaches at the art department of Cégep de Saint-Jérôme. Éric Ladouceur is represented by galerie Graff in Montreal.