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Artist Marc Séguin seeks to interrupt beauty

The Quebec painter Marc Séguin is also a father, organic farmer, hunter, novelist, filmmaker and for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, he can begin being known as a multimedia creator as well.

La montagne sociale will be projected onto Mount Royal trees for Montreal's 375 anniversary

Marc Séguin working on one of his art pieces. (Anne Bertrand/Marc Séguin)

The Quebec painter Marc Séguin is also a father, organic farmer, hunter, novelist, filmmaker and for Montreal's 375th anniversary, he can begin being known as a multimedia creator as well.  

His contribution to the anniversary is called La montagne sociale and will be projected on a natural screen of trees at the northeast corner of Mount Royal.

Séguin says he wants to "interrupt the beauty with scenes of homelessness and the disadvantaged in Montreal."

Marc Séguin came to the Montreal art scene with a bang with his solo show, Rosaces at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2000. He was only 30 years old. 

The Quebec painter Marc Seguin is also a father, an organic farmer, hunter, novelist, filmmaker and now creator of a multi-media display for Montreal's 375th anniversary called La montagne sociale. 15:24

Since then his career has exploded. His paintings are collected in major private collections across North America as well as the MAC, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Quebec City's Museum of fine arts.

He's also a novelist and his first feature film, Stealing Alice, starring Fanny Mallette, Elisapie Isaac and Oscar-winning Denys Arcand, will be released this fall.

Marc Séguin joins Jeanette Kelly on Cinq à six to talk about art, creation and making maple syrup at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2 on CBC Radio One.

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