Neighbourhood - Commemorative and public art

Untitled - Jean-Paul Mousseau


Project

Artist Jean-Paul Mousseau's artwork in the Peel métro station realizes his desire to integrate art into daily life. He worked with the architectural firm Papineau, Gérin-Lajoie, Leblanc in the design of the station, integrating the motif of a circle throughout the Peel métro station. The circle appears everywhere, in the floor covering, the walls, staircases, even the benches.

Mousseau was directly responsible for the 54 glazed ceramic disks, produced in collaboration with ceramist Claude Vermette. The juxtaposition of 26 contrasting colours created vibrating effects and breaks the monotony of long métro corridors.

Each of the circles bears the artist's signature. In addition, one of them has his daughter's name, Katerine.

Image : HM_ARC_000286

Peel metro station

24.7 cm x 20.3 cm
© Jean-Paul Mousseau, © Succession Jean-Paul Mousseau, SODRAC 2008 © Fonds de Commission de transport de Montréal, Archives de la STM, 4-966-436© Héritage Montréal

Image : HM_ARC_005612

Mousseau leading the workers, Peel metro station works

© Jean-Paul Mousseau, © Succession Jean-Paul Mousseau, SODRAC 2008, © Fonds Jean-Paul Mousseau du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, © Héritage Montréal

Image : HM_ARC_000287

Peel metro station

24.6 cm x 20.2 cm
© Jean-Paul Mousseau, © Succession Jean-Paul Mousseau, SODRAC 2008© Fonds de Commission de transport de Montréal, Archives de la STM, 4-966-440© Héritage Montréal