Opéra Nelligan

Je suis très fier d’avoir collaboré avec la maison de disque ATMA Classique pour la couverture de ce nouvel enregistrement de l’opéra Nelligan d’André Gagnon et Michel Tremblay. La distribution de Nelligan est formée de 15 acteurs-chanteurs de la production du Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde présentée à Montréal en 2020, soit plus de trente ans après la création originale […]

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Article in La Presse: The Urgency to Create

Photo: Jeff Malo, 2017 Article in La Presse: The Urgency to CreateOn August 10th, 2022, Éric Clément, the journalist covering the visual arts for La Presse, published a lengthy article on my work. You can read it in French by clicking here. Below is my homemade English translation made available here for those who don’t […]

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Painting for Ukraine

Ukrainian Resistance, oil on linen, 53″X72″, 2022. Photo: Guy L’Heureux Painting for Ukraine 🇺🇦My view of Russia’s war in Ukraine depicted in a painting. Because… I just couldn’t do nothing.

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Simon Boulerice

Cette année-là

Émission du 28 novembre 2020 Cette année-làMes œuvres présentées à l’émission Cette année-là animée par Marc Labrèche à Télé Québec.

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mathieu laca josh brolin

Painting James and Nora for Josh and Kathryn

Josh and Kathryn Brolin with portrait of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle Painting James and Nora for Josh and KathrynWith this commissioned portrait, one passionate and complex couple reflects another.

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A Portrait Commission of Three Generations of Women

A Portrait Commission of Three Generations of WomenA few months ago, I wrote about a commission that went wrong. Today, I want to share a very contrasting story. When a commission works well, the work can create such a powerful and emotional connection that it can be overwhelming.

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I interviewed Vincent van Gogh 😳

I interviewed Vincent van Gogh Did that really just happen?

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A portrait of Walter Benjamin painted by artist Mathieu Laca

Behind the Scene: Aborting a Portrait Commission

Walter Benjamin, oil on linen, 48″X42″, 2020 Behind the Scene: Aborting a Portrait CommissionToday, I feel like shit. I learned yesterday that the portrait of Walter Benjamin I’ve been painting is being refused by the people who commissioned it.

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Mathieu Laca interviewed in L'Artist Magazine in March 2020

INTERVIEW: L’Artis Magazine

​ INTERVIEW: L’Artis MagazineA few weeks ago, I was visited in my studio by the people behind L’Artis magazine. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. – An Antidote for Hate

Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King (diptych), oil on linen, 60″ X 144″, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. – An Antidote for HateThis week, I found myself asking myself: if art had an antidote for hate, what would it be? As always, I thought of Martin Luther King Jr.

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