Remy Fortin

Remy Fortin was born in Sherbrooke, and completed his Bachelor’s in Architecture at Université de Montréal. In recognition of his scholastic achievement and involvement, he was awarded the Professionals’ Financial scholarship. He also earned third place in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s Interuniversity Charrette Canada-wide competition. He is a self-taught painter and IT programmer. In September of 2018, his work will be part of a group exhibition for ARTCH in Montréal.

Remy lives and works in Montréal.


Artist Statement

Remy Fortin completed his Bachelor’s in Architecture at Université de Montréal. As a self-taught painter and IT programmer, he combines both skill sets in his art practice. His work explores the relationships between drawing, painting and new digital image analysis and classification techniques. He constructs utopias, or imaginary cosmos, consisting of orderly artistic extrapolations based on logical and rigorous organization. The freedom of an expressionist painting and the precision of IT programming are tools that enable him to bridge the gap that usually exists between the poetic and the analytic, between sensibility and rationality.

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