Exhibition of digital art prints gets spotlight in Quebec City’s newspaper LE SOLEIL.
(translated from french, link to original article below)
Josianne Desloges, special collaboration, Le Soleil, May 14, 2011.
(Quebec) Cor Leonis presents his exhibition of digital art prints as an amalgam of traditional and digital art, of man and machine, of raw matter with the digital. Androïde is also a hybrid body of work, inspired by american comic books , japanese anime, video games and the music scene.
“I find it interesting to be in Quebec, even if the market for what I do is not very developed here yet, because we’re kind of at a crossroads between Europe, the United States and Asia, “says the artist, who has projects with the Phylactère library and Morgan Bridge gallery.
Catchy, his style can easily be grafted to other artistic disciplines. The artist has collaborated with numerous music groups (it has clicked, it seems, with the trio Yelle, who was in Quebec two weeks ago) and cartoonists, with the avowed purpose of making himself known, of making his mark and eventually to fund projects “closer to fine art”, but always from outside the official circuits… Diving into laborious grant applications, very little for him.
Behind Cor Leonis, there is Pierre-Luc Therrien. “In Latin, Cor Leonis means the ”Lion’s heart” and is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. In addition, I was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in 1980″ says the artist, who is certainly at the crossroads of the worlds, between visual arts and graphic arts, between art and .. . army.
“I was preparing an exhibition for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City at the military armory just before there was the fire,” said the former infantry officer. He finally exhibited discreetly at the Gérard Morisset pavillion of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec and at the George-V Place.
His exhibition Androïde continues at Le Temps Partiel (698, rue d’Aiguillon, Quebec) throughout the month of May.
Original article in Quebec city’s journal LE SOLEIL (in french) : Cor Leonis : À la croisée des mondes
Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane’s 2011 “Superhero creation” competition organized in collaboration with Talenthouse attracted thousands of artists from all around the world. Cor Leonis introduced his character “PSYKIK” who ended up in the TOP 50 most voted entries online. Cor was the ONLY participating artist to be featured on the Talenthouse.com website at the time.