Michel Gagné's Fine Art Gallery
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I began with simple themes like shapes and line compositions and quickly started moving towards more complex arrangements and compositions. These where the first 6 "official" fine art pieces I created.
I had seen how Picasso introduced newspaper in his pieces and started borrowing the idea early on with Armada (no.8). At the time, my heroes were: Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Picasso, Yves Tanguy end Max Ernst.
Excerpts from Interview with Bob Miller
Creativity After Hours: The Visual Evolutions of Michel Gagné
ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 5.01 - APRIL 2000
"I went through this period where I really didn't want to do, not only animation, I didn't want to do realism or anything. I wanted to just go wild. I started putting blotches of color on the canvas to see how they would turn out."
"I was obsessed," he says with a chuckle. "For two years I was very dedicated. It was very freeing. Man, I didn't have to answer to anything. I didn't have to answer to any aesthetic. Anything goes. I was doing wild stuff. It was freedom. Definitely."