Canadian artist/ sculptor, Pierre Racine, has an interest in various art disciplines that have led him to explore his personal work through drawing, painting, installation and sculpture. Since 1979 he has exhibited in numerous solo
and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
He has completed two bachelors degree from Concordia University; one in Urban / Physical Geography, and the other in Fine Arts. He has studied and worked in sculpture under the direction of professors
John Ivor Smith, Wolfgang Krol, and Jocelyne Alloucherie and in painting under David Eliott, Tom Hopkins and David Sorensen.
His academic success both as a geographer and visual artist, has enhanced his intellectual scope and has aided him in articulating
a personal and autonomous language of art. This expression has taken form, through the use of clay, stone, paper-pulp and over the past twenty five years, bronze.
From his late teens, his zest for adventure and creative desire and extensive travels,
has led him to many historical locations in Europe, the United States, Canada, Central and South America. These travels have broadened and enriched his knowledge and appreciation of history and cultures, leaving a profound influence on his work. His love for
traveling has sparked his interest and enable him to capture on photgraphys and through an artistic expression, the uniqueness of such remote locations as Patagonia, Easter Island, Tasmania, New Zealand and most recently Iceland.
He has also had the
good fortune following his academic studies, to teach sculpture at the respected Saidye Bronfman Centre and Atelier 213, where he brought to his classes a profound love for art, creativity, personal expression through the exploration of different mediums.
Not influenced by any particular movement, Pierre Racine has remained true to his personal self-expression and has let his work develop in a natural course of evolution.