WARTIN PANTOIS

Biography

Wartin Pantois is a visual artist and a socially-conscious citizen. His artistic work highlights various concealed contemporary realities. His sensitive, socially committed site-specific artistic interventions stem from social concerns, conversations with citizens, and on-site observations. He questions social relationships and gives voice to the silenced, to foster reflections and debates.

Using black and white in contrast with colour-saturated advertisements, Wartin Pantois includes gold leaf to some of his works to question the value given to people and things. The places give meaning to his images and, reciprocally, his images give meaning to the places. Some of his projects feature audio interviews recorded with the public.

Wartin Pantois lives and works in the Saint-Roch district in Québec City, Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sociology from the Université Laval. He has created outdoor artistic interventions and indoor installations in Germany, in Portugal, and in Canada. Wartin Pantois is a street artist, a painter, and a photographer. He has also produced many musical projects. His artistic interventions are covered by the local and national media.

 

www.wartinpantois.com

 

Selected works

Ensemble, collage on wall, photograph on paper and gold leaf, 144 x 72 inches, Centre multiethnique de Québec, Québec, Canada, 2017. Photograph Wartin Pantois.

Fabrikarbeiter / Ouvriers (1 de 3) – En Avant!, installation in situ, paint on mounted paper  on wall, 105 x 72 inches, Festival for urban art IBUG, Chemnitz, Germany, 2017. Photograph Wartin Pantois.

Que tombent les masques, collage on wall, photograph on paper and gold leaf, 144 x 72 inches, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017. Photograph Wartin Pantois.

Printemps mémoire (disposition 1 of 10, Place Émilie-Gamelin de Montréal), Nomadic artistic installation, paint on mounted paper on foamcore, 144 x 72 x 96 inches (1 disposition), Montréal and Québec, Canada, 2017. Photograph Wartin Pantois.

Horizons ( 4 de 4) – Dernier souffle et regard sur le passé, installation in situ, collage on wall, photograph on paper and gold leaf, 48 x 72 inches (board 4), Le Cercle-Lab vivant, Québec, Canada, 2017. Photograph Wartin Pantois.