Caro Caron

CARO CARON thrives on the little things, on the leftovers, on found objects, on treasures lost to the distracted eye. She is hunter-gatherer of that which she considers her primary artistic materials: wood, rusty metal, dismembered dolls, furs, feathers, plastic knick-knacks, whatdoyoucallits and thingamajigs.

The curiosities that adorn many of her works, , as well as her day-to-day life, are transformed into sweet ‘n’ sour allegories of her universe, her “mug”, her monsters, her questions, her fantasies. The parade of colours and luridly exaggerated debased characters that are often represented within her art reflects her humorously misanthropic view of life.

Paintings, comics, illustrations, prints, collages, murals, body painting and stage-set designs for off-the-wall events – all form a graphic language which serves as her subversive and provocative signature, embroidered throughout with a thread of kitschy poetry.

Caro has been the co-organiser of Carnaval Carmagnole since 2001, as well as Les Érotisseries, which was presented primarily at the Théatre La Chapelle in 2014 and 2015. She was a member of the En Masse collective, most notably for the Big Bang exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2012.

In 2013, Caro exposed in the Choix du Président exhibition at the GAO gallery, curated by Robert Poulin. Her artworks have been included in numerous group exhibitions, as well as featured prominently in many publications.

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