Michael St-Germain


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Michael St-Germain
About the author

I employ abstraction to create the illusion of reality. My engagement with materials is mediated by Pareidolia: “a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant.”* My works embody arbitrary rules, accumulation of materiel and musculoskeletal bias. I value relative experience and unintended aesthetic consequences. I see artistic potential in literary, sensory and aesthetic misinterpretation. My role, as an artist, is to create and promote an opt-in supplemental reality. This real and imagined “aesthetic hybrid “is affected (and actualized) by each viewers’ emotional climate, susceptibility to illusion and ability to exist in the present moment. *Wikipedia