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Untitled
2016
Sylvain Bouthillette
Artworks
from the same artist
Details
Category
Mural
Owner
EXO
Acquisition mode
Politique d'intégration des arts à l'architecture et à l'environnement, Government of Quebec
Materials
aluminum
Overall size
4,2 x 9 m
Technique(s)
assembled, laser cut out
Mediums
electrostatic paint
Artworks
from the same artist
Location
Location
Location
Ahuntsic train station, Mascouche line
Localization
Outside of the aedicule
Adress
9615 Boulevard de l'Acadie, Montréal, QC H4N 1L8

Artwork description

The larger part of this two-part outdoor mural takes up almost the entire surface of a low retaining wall adjacent to the entrance to the kiosk. The smaller part covers a concrete section of the lateral wall.

A bird – “a composite of several different species,” as Sylvain Bouthillette notes – perched on a branch, is surrounded on all sides by a network of overlapping lines, points, and circles. The result is a dynamic and moving composition. In this sense, it is not a strictly figurative work, but “a metaphor on networks, movement, travel, and bringing places and people together”.

On another level, Bouthillette specifies that his artistic intervention is also “an integrated signalling system and may be seen from very far away. The name of the station is pre-eminent in it and it is easy to recognize in it the aspect of networks of trains or other things. The colours surrounding the bird are the colours of the signalling lights, which reaffirms the idea of transportation.”