Nicolas Lachance

° 1981, Montréal (Canada)
Lives and works in Montréal (Canada)
www.nicolas-lachance.com

Works

Nicolas Lachance

INTERIEUR (LES PARTICULES) - print on carbon transferred on canvas (2016) - 244x183cm

Nicolas Lachance

PRESSION - print on carbon paper transferred on canvas (2016) - 183x122cm

Nicolas Lachance

CRABE-TROU - Linseed oil, dust, acrylic on canvas mounted on MDF, steel net and plaster (2015) - 244x244cm

Nicolas Lachance

LES GERMES - Linseed oil, dust, acrylic on canvas mounted on MDF and silicone (2015) - 61x57cm

b.13 - acrylic laquer on canvas (2013) - 188x147cm

Nicolas Lachance

b.12 - acrylic laquer on canvas (2013) - 188x147cm

BIOGRAPHY

Seemingly heterogeneous, Nicolas Lachance’s pictorial practice tenaciously pursues the phenomena of appearance and disappearance. This exploration has resulted in a series of paradoxes: the photographic metaphor serves as a starting point for a long and labour intensive work, gestures of alteration haunt the procedures by which an image is duplicated, rubbish flirts with monochrome, the temptation of kitsch with post conceptual installation. The concept of the filter articulates these tensions. Even the pictorial surface becomes a fixation: on one hand, the filter subtracts - it mediates the flow of material, transforms and regulates effusion, on the other hand, it cultivates the traces of residue collected in the workshop (dust, images, objects used) - it accumulates deposits, a palimpsest of earlier work, as a multiplicity of catalysts repeatedly reconfigures the meshes of a tightly stretched net, perhaps less evident in the image itself, than in our own regard.

Nicolas Lachance has been the recipient of one of the Darling Foundry’s studio spaces between 2013-15. In 2014, he organized two solo exhibitions in Montreal Cadrer la fumée/Framing Smoke at the Darling Foundry and Design Paradigm at Galerie René Blouin; later that year he became finalist (honorable mention) in the 16th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 2015, he presented his solo exhibition Sous roche transpirer at the Optica centre for contemporary art. He was nominated for the Pierre-Ayot Award the same year.

CURRICULUM VITAE

2016
Between the bars, Joan van Barneveld, Manor Grunewald and Nicolas Lachance, (re)D., Antwerp
Duo with Christopher Hanrahan, Raising Cattle, Montréal
Pression, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal (solo)
2015
Sous roche transpirer, Optica centre d’art contemporain, Montréal (solo)
3 x 2, Anthony Burnham-Chris Kline-Nicolas Lachance, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal
2014
Design Paradigm, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal (solo)
Cadrer la fumée/Framing smoke, commissaire Caroline Andrieux, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (solo)
Éclats, Maison des Arts de Laval, Montréal (solo)
16e Édition Royal Bank of Canada Painting Competition, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal
2012
Espaces lisses et Lieux bruts, Centre en art actuel Regart, Lévis, Québec (solo)
2011
Question d’espace ; Ambiguïté ou fiction, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montréal
Pavillon Levé ; Dix jours à vaincre les mortes-eaux, Circa, Montréal
Feu ; troisième cercle, Centre Clark, Montréal
Chromatic II, Société des arts Technologiques, Montréal
2010
Cercle traumatique, Centre Clark, Montréal
2009
Passage à découvert, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal
Complot 6 ; Espiègle, Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal
Du pain et des jeux, sélection de finissants du baccalauréat en art visuels et médi atiques, Chat des artistes, Montréal
Paramètre, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal