I was recently guided online to the works of Montreal artist, Maskull Lasserre.. Maskull is one of those lucky guys who grew up, in an artistic environment with a mother who is an artist. Even now, his life partner, is also an artist whose media is abstraction.
I suppose you can call Maskull a sculptor, but there is so much more to it then that. Maskull is quick to say that his sculpure isn't just about sculpturing, but its a reflection of his way of thinking, through his hands about the everyday world and its mysteries and wonders.
I like Maskull's humility. While many artists boast about being self made, Maskull gives credit to the encouragement, from parents, friends and teachers. He even acknowledges the musician Tom Wait, " if I could make sculpture the way he makes music, I'd be a happy man."
All of this doesn't mean that it's handed to him on a silver platter. Maskull is also quick to say that he works much harder then anyone he knows. He is a living example of how success in the arts comes from an uncountable number of hours of very, hard work.
Maskull has had a meteoric rise in the world of art. He spent two weeks last year as a war artist, and he is now represented by the Pierre Francois Oullette Art Contemporain Gallery of Montreal, and he has shows coming up in Washington DC, and in North Carolina at the South Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art.
Maskull's life is defined by his sense of adventure. He sees himself as a risk taker who pushes the boundaries, and clears away misunderstandings.
About all I can add to this is for everyone to step back and watch this man go places!
To learn more about Maskull and see his works, please click here.