Homo Urbanus (2005)
Glass and stainless steel
Programme d’intégration des arts à l’architecture du gouvernement du Québec
Location: north entrance building
Homo Urbanus turns its back on potential predators, so as not to see their aggressive actions. It practices urban camouflage, reflecting its immediate environment on the front of its body and blending anonymously into the crowd.
Did you know?
The 180 figures in the work are friends of the artist as well as random passengers the artist approached on their way out of the métro.
About the artist
Born in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1966, Éric Lamontagne creates work in which the real and the imaginary, truth and falsehood, art and science collide, interact, and play off each other. A multidisciplinary artist, he often works on the borders between painting, photography, and installation.