MARC LESSARD

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A Montreal artist born in 1968, Marc Lessard has a passion for painting and design. He is active in the Montreal scene and has exhibited in New York (USA). 

An accomplished musician and composer for Cirque du Soleil, he composed, alongside his associate, Guy Dubuc (their team known as Bob & Bill) the music for nine shows for the elite circus company of Quebec : Totem, Amaluna, Kurios : Cabinet des Curiosités, Toruk : Le premier envol, Paramour, etc. Today, Lessard’s artistic methods include inevitably music and painting, with one complementing the other. His creative methods are based as much on language as on expression. 

Works produced by Marc Lessard are especially based on the surrounding urban and industrial world. He strives to bring out the aesthetic side of these environments. Instinctive and dynamic, his plastic works are the result of a mixture of vibrant colours and many techniques, such as digital printing, acrylics, oil painting, sanding, scraping, collage, graffiti, and the use of stencils. Marc Lessard’s artistic exploration takes shape, thanks to the help of canvas, handmade paper, wood, and metal.