Construction and Movement

More Works By Eric Tardif Painted Aluminum 2024
108 × 49 × 39 in 274.32 × 124.46 × 99.06 cm 200 lbs

About Construction and Movement

Quebec artist Éric Tardif’s colourful and engaging abstract sculptures invite the viewer to think about their own relationship to the environment. This contemporary geometric outdoor piece is forged from aluminum and painted in a crayon box of colours—yellow, orange, red, turquoise, and royal blue. Rectangles, squares and circles are welded together in a puzzle-like format that suggests movement.

“The dynamism of the precursors is a work of constructivist inspiration where its forms and its bright colors seem to be entangled with each other.” Éric Tardif

Éric Tardif studied art and photography in high school, acquired a diploma in sculpture studies at the Quebec School of Sculpture, and continued his art studies at the University of Quebec. In 2016, he took an extensive course in cutting and welding. The recipient of numerous awards, Tardif has shown his sculptures in both solo and group exhibits. His work can be found in several public collections including the Royal Canadian Mint, and the Permanent Art Collection of the City of Ottawa and in many private collections notably, the American actor, Bill Murray.