Jean-Michel Correia’s artistic work keeps a conceptual and formal bond by way of painting, sculpting and architecture. The exhibit “Ton local” materializes a project of Jean Michel Correia where the artist initiates a dialogue between the Norton Castle’s architecture and its pictorial compositions. “Ton local” is a continuation of “Modulation II “or « Le Modulor “(a unit of measure), like that of “le Jeu des Panneaux” by Le Corbusier. It is with this guide that Correia may paint freely: stacking his colors with an urgency to scratch, sand, scrub, scrape or score the surfaces in this inevitable conflict between the sanctity of a code and the expressionism of the contents. It is between doctrine and chance that the artist may find his equilibrium. Born in 1958, Jean-Michel Correia lives in Magog (Canada). Visual artist for more than 40 years, he studied at « l’École supérieure des beaux-arts” of Dijon as well as “l’École nationale d’architecture” of Paris-la Villette in France. PhD student in arts at the UQAM, he is also co-owner and manager of the “Galerie du Théâtre-Magog-Art contemporain” since 2012.
Correia has made his work known during numerous group exhibitions or solos particularly in France, in Quebec, in Belgium, in Switzerland, in the United States and in South Korea. Among collections and those who have acquired his creations we can mention Lyse and Guy Lafontaine and the Pierre Boucher Museum, the Heenan Blaikie Montréal, the Centre culturel of the University of Sherbrooke, the Whitehead Man in Paris and London, as well as the Maison des arts of Sin-le-Noble in France and the Fond Cantonal d'Art Visuel de Genève in Switzerland. Alongside his artistic practice, he has developed a broad educational experience in many institutions in France and has also taught at the University of Montreal, Faculty of Environmental Design in Interior Design. For a few years now, he has been administrator of the “Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie“and presides over the commission in visual arts as well as the “Estrie Arts & Business Committee”.