Sneaky Cannon Fodder
My works form a sort of unbridled journal. They immortalize the path of a person mystified daily by existence, people, objects, by nothing and everything: me.
The starting point of a drawing is often my observation of a gesture or posture which carries significance for me. Conversations are also a source of inspiration. Convoluted, rhythmical or chopped into tiny sound bites, they inspire colours, forms and details that supplement the first lines.
Although it is very personal, my work essentially broaches a universal theme: the relationship with another. Another who is both an invader and an indispensible ally, another in its material nature, present or absent.
I tackle it all with my unique humour: a mixture of weird and naïve, sprinkled with a slight feeling of imminent threat and a touch of sex.
Mass Dousseurk was born in 1978 in the Eastern Townships. He mainly draws imaginary off-beat scenes in which characters with nebulous identities bordering the grotesque form a symbolic universe filled with humour and a touch of melancholy.
His first solo show – Le goût des barreaux | The taste of the cage – was held in 2015. He also recently took part in two group exhibitions, Le Novembre and New Works at Galerie Youn.
These days, Dousseurk is working on a series of coloured-pencil drawings inspired by his existential musings. He lives and works in Montreal.