The Galerie Lounge TD is proud to present works on canvas and paper by painter and
urban artist Zïlon, created especially to launch the autumn season in the Galerie.
Moving from concrete walls to canvas, from spray cans to brushes, Zïlon presents Jazz noir. Conceived as a mock-up of
a temporary film noir, the exhibition presents portraits of imaginary figures inspired
by jazz and blues, drawn and painted like the songs of fallen divas from a forgotten
club, lost in the alleyways of a cold city, like nameless silhouettes in the shadows
of a bar perfumed by cigarette smoke and whisky.
In the late '70s, under cover of the night, Zïlon was one of the first
artists to adorn the darkened and dilapidated walls of our city with immense temporary
works coming straight out of underground culture—striking, electrifying and magnetic
graffiti murals, faces with raw, lifelike expressions seeming to defy the unknown,
linear and androgynous figures questioning fate itself.
Zïlon is a complete artist, with a creative genius that is often sought out
for set design, posters, performance en direct, videos, music… He works in
such varied milieu as theatre, haute couture, comics/graphic novels and TV. Since
1983, he has mounted an increasing number of exhibitions of his works in Canada
as well as abroad. His pieces are now included in some of the most prestigious public
and private collections.
In 2005, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal acquired one of the
artist's works and produced a collector's item silkscreen in a limited run
of 150 copies, available from the Galerie.
Buy Spirit by Zïlon (2007),
a limited edition silkscreen print,
numbered and signed by the artist.