Collective Amnesia


May 19 – June 19, 2021
Solo exhibition
Prensented at the Galerie AVE
Montreal (Qc), Canada



“Saint Jean began this series with an analytical point of departure: how have historical archetypes shaped contemporary society, and how can these archetypes be reconfigured into neutral and universal applications? Imagining ‘archetypes’ as abstracted forms in themselves – social constructs whose meanings have blurred and degraded over time, Saint Jean neutralizes motifs found in classical paintings to the point where they exist only as embryonic fields of colour, gesture, line and shape.”

-Maela Ohana

Founder and curator of Archive Contemporary, Founder of Archive Collective Magazine and Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Earth Issue.