Emmanuel Laflamme (Canada, b. 1984)
Emmanuel Laflamme recycles popular imagery with humour, creating scenes with strong meaning that lead us to smile and think. Like the surrealists, he develops representations with an apparent impossibility that captures the viewer’s attention. He creates his works like a creative director who would have nothing to sell. Combining cultural references, he diverts ancient and modern myths to serve us his perspective on the world, at once tender and critical. The absurd is his playground, the anachronism his specialty. Emmanuel was born in 1984 in Montreal. A self-taught artist, he worked as a designer on animated series and has been involved with the advertising, movie and gaming industries.
About the series “Coronart” by Emmanuel Laflamme
Coronart presents a selection of images created during and after the first lockdown in 2020. This series was a real outlet for the inexplicable, the absurd and the surreal of the situation. For all sorts of reasons, it took more than 2 years for this book to see the light of day… but they say that everything happens for a reason. After all, it was perhaps necessary to take a step back to allow these images born in the midst of a planetary crisis to mature.