Over the past fifteen years, Martin Boisseau has developed an artistic practice that is both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. His process varies between printmaking, drawing, photography, video and various sculptural elements (construction, mechanical structure). His work has been included in some fifty visual arts events (solo and group exhibitions, special events) and can be found in many public collections, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Bank, the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec and the Musée d’art de Joliette.
The common denominator in this seemingly diverse body of work is a willingness to question different forms of representation. Most of his works bring together various elements related to visual language. For example, certain pieces in the series Temps marry sculpture, printmaking and video while parts of the current series (Les Traitements) bring together sculpture and drawing. Boisseau first made small sculptures in pencil lead (0.5 mm) and, ultimately, used these sculptures as "tools” to create drawings. Issues pertaining to translation, equivalence, and transcription are at the heart of this artistic production.
- « Frapper l’image - atelier de notes », aux éditions du Noroît
A good watch
- « Frapper l’image », video of a conference/performance by Martin Boisseau
- « Un foutoir absolu », article by Jérôme Delgado, for Le Devoir, 20 février 2010.
- « Mines de rien », article by Jérôme Delgado for Le Devoir, 25 novembre 2006.
- « Toile de maître », article by Nicolas Mavrikakis, for Voir Montréal, 25 mars 2004.
- « Prendre et rendre une œuvre », article by Sylvain Campeau pour ETC, n° 67, 2004, p. 48-50.
- « Brouillage et hypothèses », article by Sylvain Campeau for ETC, n° 59, 2002, p. 56-58.