Éric Nado


Éric Nado, Sculptor-Assembler

Since 1999, Éric Nado has been exploring urban relics, collecting industrial pieces and making contemporary sculptures that pay tribute to a collective industrial past, exuding and inspiring a sense of nostalgia.

A Bachelor of Philosophy and of Visual Arts, Éric Nado started his carreer in Montreal, Canada and was one of the first tenants and administrators of the Lézarts Cooperative, Montreal’s first visual arts housing and workshop cooperative,

Recognized by his professional acolytes, he is notably featured amongst the repertoire of accredited artists under Quebec’s Integration of Arts and Architecture Program (1%) of the Culture Ministry since 2010. His work is showcased in Montreal at the C.O.A. Gallery and in California, at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Arts.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

Éric Nado, Sculptor-Assembler

The material world was first and foremost a world built. One of the roles of art is to interpret forms and functions. Through sculpture-assemblage, Éric Nado transforms and reorganizes certain objects to reveal other options through their forms or previous functions. Through metal and iconic objects such as typewriters and sewing machines, he attempts to materialize ideas and concepts such as work and memory. Nostalgia-filled, the transformed sculptures tell compelling stories to which people respond.