Laurent Lamarche’s works embody a reflection situated at an intersection between the scientific laboratory, the cabinet of curiosity, and the museum of natural history. Their artistic analysis is rooted in the potential for transformation of matter, objects, and beings, allowing for them to uncover connections between humanity, nature, and instrumentation. One of the artist’s primary challenges is exploring the modeling of natural phenomena through the use of ideas and images. They aim to strike a balance between low-tech and high-tech, crafting fictional universes that have a futuristic and technological feel to them. The artworks feature organisms and phenomena that evolve and grow, allowing for a deeper exploration of the porosity of boundaries between art and science, and between nature and artifice.
Laurent Lamarche holds a master’s degree in visual arts (2012) from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He works in sculpture and photography as well as in installation and multimedia. His works have been presented in group and solo exhibitions in Quebec and abroad. They are part of numerous private and public collections, including those of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Cirque du Soleil, Loto-Québec, Tourisme Montréal and the University of California at Berkeley. Laurent Lamarche has created more than a dozen public artworks in Quebec, as part of the Politique d’intégration de l’art à l’architecture.