"The tendency is always to see what we think and not what is before us. The most profound connection I have, within the context of visual art, is with the creative offerings of our Paleolithic ancestors, with their meticulous interpretations of primal themes and visionary aesthetics. In contemporary terms, I recognize the shadow of the Shaman's hand in the works of artists today and in centuries past, who were and are able to stare back at us out of their canvas mirrors, gripping us by the collar and reminding us that we are made of love, fear, death, memory and gods and that the bones we pick are only ever truly with ourselves. If my paintings and poems are about anything, they are about this." Mark Cartile
About: Mark Cartile has been working as a visual artist for the past 25 years. His work has been exhibited in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal. Complementing his fine art career, he has also painted commissioned decorative works for residential and corporate clients and illustrated for advertising agencies. He studied illustration and design, has travelled throughout North America and Europe, worked on farms, planted countless trees as a silviculture worker in British Columbia, worked as an emergency forest firefighter in the Yukon and collaborated on music projects as singer-songwriter. Mark and his wife and their child live on the island of Montréal where he continues to paint, write poetry and record music. Mark recently released the album "Weep Red Rising Flood" under the name One Trillion Galaxies.
Au sujet de Mark Cartile : Mark Cartile est un artiste visuel depuis 25 ans. Ses œuvres ont été exposées à Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa et Montréal. En complément de sa carrière artistique, il a également peint des œuvres décoratives sur commande pour des clients résidentiels et des entreprises et illustré pour des agences de publicité. Il a étudié l’illustration et le design, a voyagé beaucoup en Amérique du Nord et en Europe, a travaillé sur des fermes, a planté un nombre incalculable d’arbres à titre de travailleur sylvicole en Colombie-Britannique, a agi comme pompier forestier au Yukon et collaboré à des projets musicaux comme auteur-compositeur et interprète. Il demeure sur l’île de Montréal et continue de peindre et d’écrire de la poésie. Récemment, Mark a enregistré l'album "Weep Red Rising Flood" de son projet One Trillion Galaxies.