Originally from the Gaspé Peninsula, artist Glen LeMesurier now lives and works in Montréal. The self-taught sculptor learned his art from his books and his contact with Swiss sculptors Jean Tinguely and Bernhard Luginbühl, two forerunners in the use of recycled materials in art. Early on, he sculpted wood, before switching to metal, which he uses to this day. Growing up with a father who was an auto mechanic, the artist developed a love of machinery at a young age. Made of various types of scrap, recycled objects and materials, his sculptures are intended for public spaces, a major element in the artist’s work.
In 2005, a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec allowed him to visit sculpture gardens of his choice across North America and Europe. He travelled to Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy and Luxembourg. Thus, LeMesurier found inspiration in several sites, including Niki de Saint Phalle’s garden in Capalbio, Italy.
His work has been displayed in many Canadian galleries, while some of his sculptures are part of public and private collections, including the Cirque du Soleil collection in Montréal.