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Geronimo Inutiq

Geronimo Inutiq

From sound, to still images and the moving picture, Geronimo Inutiq likes to explore alternate approaches to established constructs of traditional and popular culture and media. Having been exposed to strong traditional Inuit cultural elements in his youth, as well as the worlds of modern art and broadcast through close members of his kin, Inutiq has been able to weave those multiple reference points into his artistic practice in innovative ways. Guided by the notion that creative personal expression is a subjective and individual experience, he is interested in the dialogue that emerges between the individual and the increasingly large and complex interrelated circles of socially constructed systems of meaning. Geronimo believes using multiple sources of communication and mediums allow us to interact with a wide variety of facets of the potentials and limits of our collective humanity. While topics like the socio-political context, the history and economy of art, and the realities of indigenous life vis-à-vis the metropolitan complex are ripe in dialogue - and will always provide a context for our personal and collective activities - Inutiq is more motivated in approaching his practice through an intuitive process ultimately leading to an arguably arbitrary aesthetic result – and this is expressly as alternate mode of expression to all other established fields and methodologies of knowledge. At the juncture of the creative and cultural capital that Geronimo Inutiq draws from to exercise his craft as professional multi-media artist there lies artistic value to be found.

Geronimo Inutiq is a multi-media artist working in Montreal, Quebec.

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