New representation :
The Galerie Nicolas Robert is pleased to announce the new representation of Carl Trahan. You can see his work in the exhibition Carl Trahan. Because there is the night at the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, where twenty works are presented as part of his first solo exhibition in a museum. Until September 24, 2017.
Born in Montreal, Carl Trahan’s work has dealt with language and interlanguage, transposing ideas and concepts regarding translations into visual art. He is particularly interested in the very movement of translation, as described by Antoine Berman, a movement starting from the same (the known, the daily, the familiar) to go abroad (the unknown, the marvelous, the Unheimliche). The impossibility of obtaining a perfect double in this process leads him to reflect on the image and its reproduction as well as on the part of creation implied by this process of transcoding. He regularly uses drawing in his practice – with the intention, in particular, of making reconciliations with writing – but also uses other techniques, including neon, object and installation. Starting in 2011, he introduces a historical dimension to his work, which takes a look at the dark past of Europe. If, for example, he is interested in National Socialism and fascism and their origins in the nineteenth century, his most recent corpus concerns the period between the beginning of the second industrial revolution and the First World War World.