Young Artist of the Week: François Lalumière, Mr. Duct Tape
François Lalumière is a pretty eclectic guy. But one thing seems to draw nearly all of his creative work together: duct tape. When he’s not channelling his inner shaman in primitive street performances or staging graffiti-style “urban interventions” to decorate lampposts and trashcans in the name of the environment, this design-savvy
My favourite object:
My iPod because my three years of documentation are stuck in it.
My current obsession:
My favourite place:
In the heat of your heart
Can everyone make art?
Yes, but people are just not aware of it.
François Lalumière, Compost, from Enter the Foam - Art Matters 2011
What is art?
An infinite gesture with no border.
Street art: art world countercurrent or clichéd sell out?
A risky business.
Most overrated artist:
François Lalumière, From Urban Intervention Series, Montreal, 2009
Most underrated artist:
Marie-Claude Bouthillier | marieclaudebouthillier.org
One day with a historical figure: who do you choose and what do you do?
Hiawatha, leader and founder of the Iroquois confederacy, for a rite of passage.
Can art go too far?
Yes, when it becomes overpriced.
Best place to see art in
Corner Sherbrooke and Parc Lafontaine : “Neuf couleurs au vent”, installation, Daniel Buren | sigap.net/mag-fr/?num=4566&
François Lalumière, Plumes/Feathers 1 and 2, Paris, 2010
Something not to take for granted:
Art school: wise investment or waste of time and money?
It’s a gamble. Investment in a large governmental debt with no job guaranteed...
So sexy in Summertime
François Lalumière, Mask, Paris, 2010
Best new trend in art:
Trends are for followers.
My biggest inspiration:
(My) life is:
A work in progress.
Art has the power to:
Be everywhere at the same time.
Words to live by:
"Burn brighter flame."
François Lalumière, From Urban Intervention Series, Casgrain/Saint-Viateur, Montreal, 2010