Emanuel Laflamme: “I like to take dated things, take them out of context and manipulate them to make them say something else. I see myself a bit like a DJ who samples old songs on vinyl and combines them with modern lyrics in order to create new art all the while winking at the past.”
Montreal artist Emmanuel Laflamme is a self-taught artist. He worked as a designer on animated series and has been involved with the advertising, movie and gaming industries. Since 2008, Laflamme has been pursuing a new passion – that of «re-working» existing pieces of art, by subtly incorporating his socio-political commentary.
Laflamme uses popular images and imbues them with his unique sense of humour thus creating scenes with strong meaning, both funny and satirical. He creates his works like a creative director with nothing to sell.
Combining cultural references, he dispels ancient and modern myths alike to serve us his perspective on the world, at once tender and critical. The absurd is his playground, the anachronism his specialty. Laflamme is the 3rd place winner of the “Just for Laugh” visual art competition in 2013 and the public’s prize in 2014.