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Buffering 2
2016
Nicolas Oligny (Bosny)

Bosny’s playful work deconstructs the public’s expectations using optical illusions and other visual games, blurring the distinction between reality and its representation. This Montréal artist has zigzagged through media. Initially known for his graffiti, he moved on to murals and art galleries at a young age. This apprenticeship, together with university studies in fine arts, has allowed him to develop an approach in tune with different publics who interact with his work. His work, whether on canvas, murals or interactive, seeks to raise questions for the spectator, in a hope for private reflection.

 

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Category
Mural
Source mention
Project Plaza Walls 2016, funded by Artgang Montréal
Technique(s)
painted
Mediums
acrylic, spray paint
Location
Location
Location
Back alley behind 6581, avenue De Chateaubriand
Localization
Wall facing a private parking lot

Artwork description

First of all, this work is a commentary on the way mural art interacts with the public. Located in a narrow alley, initially, this mural, rising two storeys, seems purely nebulous, of little interest. It doesn’t contain the usual mural tropes: hypersaturated colours, meticulous details or happy images. Instead, when viewed on a small screen, the image appears—someone tormented, blurry but recognizable.