Manuel Mathieu (born in 1986), The Redemption, 2020, acrylic, chalk, charcoal and masking paper on canvas, with silicone resin blocks. MMFA, gift of Manuel Mathieu. Photo Guy L'Heureux
Manuel Mathieu, who was born in Haiti in 1986 and now lives in Montreal, is currently presenting his first solo museum exhibition in the Americas at the MMFA. At times abstract, at times figurative, Mathieu’s paintings are energetic, fluid, and carnal. His work posits a conceptual stance in which ideas and issues are encoded within a diversity of signs. His works explore themes of historical violence, erasure, and the physicality of Haitian visual culture, nature and symbolism. His painting The Redemption (2020) refers to a spiritual abandonment felt by the young painted woman. The public can view this work in the exhibition Manuel Mathieu: Survivance.
The MMFA warmly thanks the artist for donating this work.