LaSalle College has been on a mission since 2019 to inspire people to use the stairs through urban art.
As we enter a new year, this mission is expanding with the realization of a brand-new mural in the stairwell.
To do so, LaSalle College has once again called upon LNDMRK, the Montreal company behind the MURAL urban art festival, which normally brings together several hundred thousand people each year on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
LNDMRK collaborates with artists to create iconic places that transform and redefine spaces.
This new work was created by Alexis Vaillancourt, a Montreal artist who has been creating from a young age. In fact, he says he has had a drawing pencil in his hands since he was very young, having grown up in a family of artists (he is the son of famous Canadian artist Armand Vaillancourt).
Mentioning his creation for LaSalle College, he says he was strongly inspired by the space offered.
"The square wall leaves plenty of room for a larger-than-life portrait. Based on the idea of creative effervescence, I wanted to create a portrait representing a spirit bursting with ideas seen through a creative filter, as if the character had managed to connect with the user of the space and transfer creative power to them. »
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