MASKULL LASSERRE

Born in Canada, in 1978

Lives and works in Montreal, Canada

Maskull Lasserre was born in Canada in 1978, and spent his early childhood in South Africa. He has a BFA from Mount Allison University (Visual Art and Philosophy), and an MFA from Concordia University (Sculpture). Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected. Lasserre is represented in the collections of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and Government of Canada amongst others. He has exhibited across Canada, in the United States and in Europe, including at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the GRASSI Museum in Germany. He is also a recent participant in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan. Most recently, he was selected by artist Banksy to be included in the larger than life project Dismaland in the United Kingdom.

Artist represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.

Artist’s Website

Oeuvres

Pieta2015, Cast iron and forklift