Michel Beaucage

Les ailes du désir

Les ailes du désir, to evoke the power of art to touch the heart, awaken the imagination and inspire dreams.

Les ailes du désir are also the wings of the paintings in the Ange series, which metamorphose in the viewer’s eyes, inviting infinite interpretation. The transformation of the human being towards the plant world and nature, with its networks of branches and multicolored flowers in marvelous bloom.

Les ailes du désir is also a nod to director Wim Wenders, who made a fine film about the great painter Anselm Kiefer, with whom Michel Beaucage was lucky enough to exhibit at the Beijing International Art Biennale in 2005.

The vernissage takes place on Sunday June 9 at 2 p.m.

The exhibition runs from June 1 to July 31 – opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 hour before each show.


A prolific painter and printmaker with an international career, Michel Beaucage explores a variety of media and techniques in his pictorial work. He developed a unique process using rice paper to create transparency effects reminiscent of glass and ceramic glazes. Drawing his inspiration from automatism and lyrical abstraction, he has forged a powerful and original body of work, in which color, texture and free gesture take precedence. Michel Beaucage earned his master of fine arts degree from Université du Québec à Montréal in 1990 and trained in carborundum engraving at Atelier Pasnic, in Paris. For over 25 years, he has shown his works every year in solo or group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Since making his first foray into China during the Beijing International Art Biennale in 2005, he has incorporated Oriental-inspired motifs and techniques into his art. His works are part of more than 50 prestigious collections, including those of the National Bank of Canada, the RBC Bank, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Loto-Québec, the City of Longueuil and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.