Based in Montréal, François Quévillon is a multidisciplinary artist whose art blends installations, sound, images and technologies. His work explores phenomena of the world and of perception through the implementation of processes sensitive to changing environmental conditions as well as human interference. His artistic practice addresses ecological concerns stemming from society and technology, as well as the way technologies redefine our cognitive processes, our environment and our relationship with space, time and each other.
Active for over two decades, Quévillon has been featured around the world at exhibitions and events connected with contemporary art, new cinema and digital design, namely Connecting the Dots (Mexico), Sundance (Park City), Sous Observation/Spaces Under Scrutiny (New York), various editions of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (Gwangju, Dubai et Albuquerque), the Festival Internacional da Linguagem Eletrônica (Sao Paulo), IndieBo (Bogota), LOOP Barcelona, Contemporary Istanbul, Mirage Festival (Lyon), Mois Multi (Québec), MUTEK and many others.
François Quévillon CA/QC — Photosynthèse
Photosynthèse is a lenticular print featuring an undulating forest made up of millions of particles. The focal distance and shallow depth of field reveal some areas while others fade away, magnifying the art’s poetic side and probing the viewer’s visual perceptions.
François Quévillon CA/QC — Mouvant
Mouvant is a lenticular print that condenses four years on the road. The piece is part of the artist’s Algorithmic Drive body of works that examines artificial intelligence through the development of driverless cars. Oscillating between night and day, Mouvant transports the viewer through a diversity of seasons and environments.
François Quévillon CA/QC — Pyrocumulus
Pyrocumulus is a lenticular print that evokes molten matter, volcanic rocks, ash plumes and pyroclastic clouds, each interpretation differs depending on the viewing angle. Perceived textures, at times sharp or hazy, fluctuate according to focal distance and stereoscopy, showcasing the subjective experiences of embodied perception.
François Quévillon CA/QC — Rooting : Le Rocher
Rooting : Le Rocher features trees growing on a large rock, itself encased by their roots. A slow rotation allows the viewer to observe how the plant and mineral intertwine, a transparency effect causing visual confusion. The luminous aesthetic and the organic aspect of the artwork are reminiscent of medical imaging and the complexity of living things.
François Quévillon thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for its support.
Based in Montréal, multidisciplinary artist François Quévillon creates structures with ever-changing parameters, inciting contemplation or mirroring a tangible chaos from which the elusive emerges.
Frequently involved with artist-run centres and research groups, the artist is currently finalizing a residency at Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec).
Quévillon explores the relationships between algorithms and images (via photogrammetry, computer vision and data analysis and visualization) through a lens that is both critical and poetic.