Savage, Michel

Michel Savage holds a diploma from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts, where he studied painting with Edmund Alleyn and Richard Gorman from 1972 to 1976. In 1982, he travelled, studied, and exhibited in Spain, where he met the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies. His work of visual creation follows a path that privileges a symbolist poetry of the image. Through a phenomenological exploration of abstracted forms and colour, the artist seeks the shortest route between the emotion and the sign.

Since 1975, the artist has held numerous exhibitions at galleries as well as at several academic and cultural institutions in Canada and Spain. He has lived and worked in Montreal since 1983.

His exhibition Exhaustion of the hand (tribute to the poet Laurier W. Beauchamp) is presented at La Galerie until November 11, 2018.

Brise marine, 2017, lithograph with chine collé, 38 x 28 cm

Célébration Suite Bergeron #3

Célébration Suite Bergeron #3, 2016, silkscreen, 56 x 62 cm

Célébration Suite Bergeron #4

Célébration Suite Bergeron #4, silkscreen, 56 x 62 cm

Célébration Suite Bergeron #5

Célébration Suite Ottawa #5, silkscreen, 56 x 62 cm

Élégie à la République bleue

Élégie à la République bleue, 2014, silkscreen, 56 x 62 cm

Ulysses No.11 – Minuit amphore

Ulysse No.11 – Minuit amphore, 2017, silkscreen, 76 x 56 cm

Ulysses No.7

Ulysse No.7, 2016, silkscreen, 76 x 56 cm

Par mer

Par mer, 2018, silkscreen, 76 x 56 cm

Mot bleu

Mot bleu, 2017, acrylic on canvas board, 61 x 76 cm

Célébration Suite Bergeron No.9

Célébration Suite Bergeron No.9, 2018, silkscreen, 56 x 38 cm

Stuffed Men No.7 – Born of the stars

Stuffed Men No.7 – Born of the stars, 2018, mixed media on canvas board, 51 x 61 cm

Shadow in the water

Shadow in the water, 2017-18, mixed media on canvas board, 45,7 x 35,5 cm

Stuffed men No.7 – Profusion lavished in scarcity

Stuffed men No.7 – Profusion lavished in scarcity, 2017-18, mixed media on canvas board, 35,5 x 28 cm

Ulysses No.14 – Blue wing

Ulysses No. 14 – Blue wing, 2018, silkscreen and collage on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Silence and exile

Silence and exile, 2013, mixed media on board, 40,6 x 30,4 cm

Cup of snow

Cup of snow, 2017, mixed media on canvas board, 50,8 x 40,6 cm

Fate and winds

Fate and winds, 2017-18, mixed media on canvas board, 45,7 x 35,5 cm

Ulysses No. 14 – A solitary wandering plume

Ulysses No. 14 – A solitary wandering plume, 2017, silkscreen with collage, 76 x 56 cm

Paint me there

Paint me there,  2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board, 18’’ x 14’’

Where all reality dissolves

Where all reality dissolves, 2017-18
Mixed media on canvas board, 45,7 x 35,5 cm

Stealthy azure

Stealthy azure, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
18’’ x 14’’

The difficulty of trimming the sails

The difficulty of trimming the sails, 2017-18
Acrylic, ink, pasted paper and charcoal on paper
11’’ x 14’’

Ulysses No.16 – In the wake of Dante (4/15)

Ulysses No.16 – In the wake of Dante (4/15), 2018
Collage and silkscreen on Stonehenge paper
76 x 56 cm

Ulysses No.16 – Sign flight (5/15)

Ulysses No.16 – Sign flight (5/15), 2018
Collage and silkscreen on Stonehenge paper
30’’ x 22’’

Ulysses No.16 – Sea siren’s sinuosity (6/15)

Ulysses No.16 – Sea siren’s sinuosity (6/15), 2018
Collage and silkscreen on Stonehenge paper
30″ x 22″

Dying sun

Dying sun, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
18’’ x 14’

From the stars

From the stars, 2018
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
18’’ x 14’’

Frightened quadriga

Frightened quadriga, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
14’’ X 18

Stuffed Men No.4 – Spheres of existence

Stuffed Men No.4 – Spheres of existence, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
24’’ x 30’’

Stuffed men No. 6 – A limit on infinity

Stuffed men No. 6 – A limit on infinity, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
20’’ x 24 ’’

The wind of the Seas

The wind of the Seas, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
20’’ x 16’’

Yellowish at the horizon

Yellowish at the horizon, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
18’’ x 14’’

Except the silence there

Except the silence there, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
20″ x 16″

From the depths of a shipwreck

From the depths of a shipwreck, 2017-18
Pasted paper, charcoal and ink on paper
11″ x 14″

In the life of Leopold Bloom

In the life of Leopold Bloom, 2017-18
Acrylic and pasted papers on canvas board
16’’ x 20’’

Toss of the Dice, badly armed

Toss of the Dice, badly armed, 2017-18
Acrylic and charcoal on paper
11’’ x 14’

Cold constellation of the oblivion

Cold constellation of the oblivion, 2017-18
Acrylic, pasted papers and charcoal on canvas board
14″ x 18″