Working in a range of materials, Patrick Coutu explores the imperceptible patterns underpinning organic matter. His bronze–and aluminum–based sculptures originate on his computer, their shapes forged by the various programs he designs, their digital origins mimicking the orderly chaos of vegetal and mineral life. Rendered in noble metals and treated with nuanced patination, the sculptures recall elements of the natural world such as reefs, gardens, and striated rock. Seen through the lens of technology, the pixel-like units of which they are comprised evoke the rudiments of chemistry and the ones and zeros of the digital realm.Read More
Patrick Coutu lives and works in Montreal. His work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada (2017), the Musée d art contemporain de Montréal (2008), and the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec (2018). His work can be found in museum collections across Canada and in private collections internationally. In 2016, the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec inaugurated a public sculpture by Coutu in Quebec City.
Text courtesy Choi&Lager Gallery.
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