1- Golden Fruit, acrylic on canvas, 36"x48"
2- In Plain Sight, acrylic on canvas, 30"x24"
My name is Maxime Cousineau-Pérusse and I am a figurative expressionist artist based in Montreal, Canada. I am currently pursuing doctoral studies in developmental psychology at McGill University.
My latest body of work focuses on the space that sexuality and masculinity occupy in constructing individual identity. The large social emphasis and disproportionate salience of gender and sexuality can often overshadow other elements of identity that may be much more meaningful and relevant in defining individuality. Through my use of color and composition, I attempt to depict emotional realities that are irrespective of traditional ideas of masculinity.