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David Boutin is a Canadian artist known for his unique style of creating mixed-media sculptures and installations that explore the complex relationships between humans and nature. Born in Quebec City in 1963, Boutin has gained international recognition for his thought-provoking and visually striking works. Boutin's artistic journey began in the early 1980s when he studied fine arts at Laval University in Quebec City. After completing his studies, he began experimenting with different mediums, including drawing, painting, and sculpture. However, it was his interest in exploring the boundaries between different art forms that led him to develop his signature mixed-media style. Boutin's sculptures and installations are characterized by their use of a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, glass, and found objects. He often combines these materials in unexpected ways to create artworks that challenge the viewer's perceptions and expectations. One of Boutin's most famous works is "Coeur de Forêt" (Heart of the Forest), a sculpture that features a giant tree trunk suspended in mid-air. The trunk is surrounded by a delicate network of branches and roots, which are made from metal wire and woven fabric. The sculpture is meant to represent the complex web of relationships that exist between trees, animals, and humans in a forest ecosystem. Another notable work by Boutin is "La Fontaine," an installation that features a series of water fountains that are embedded in a concrete wall. The fountains are designed to resemble the mouths of animals, such as wolves and birds, and the sound of the water flowing through them creates a soothing and meditative atmosphere. Boutin's works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His art has been praised for its ability to communicate complex ideas and emotions through its use of materials and form. In addition to his art practice, Boutin is also an active member of the arts community in Quebec City, where he has helped to establish several artist-run centres and galleries. He is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Prix Videre for Visual Arts from the Quebec government in 2013. David Boutin is a highly accomplished artist whose innovative and thought-provoking works continue to captivate and inspire audiences around the world.

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