SéKAI SéKAI is a Canadian artist for 30 years based in Montreal. His creative development began in Nova Scotia and PEI. A mixed racial background inspired him to explore the world through painting, dancing, theatre and literature. For over thirty years he has studied and danced, both classical and contemporary, and performed on stages throughout Canada and Europe. In the 1970’s, while in Amsterdam, he worked with the American artist, Franz Thun, and then with artists from NSCAD, Halifax, NS. In 1980 in Montreal, with the assistance of the Government of Québec, he opened an art centre – Galerie Sékaï/Centre Expérimental D’Arts Actuels. After that he directed his focus to painting on silk which now has verged into the territory of fiber arts.
To be joyfully and creatively involved with living is the essence of all my endeavours. As a senior artist, I still retain and hopefully live with a youthful spirit. As one changes, transforms, I see myself continuing to challenge my values and perspective on things. I am forever in the process of learning, pausing only momentarily to catch my breath. One’s creative production may fall off a bit, but one’s vision burns more intensely and becomes more precise when sharpened with life’s experiences. My motto – Embrace Life with Joy.
All the artworks are painting on silk.
Works from series – Words from the Oracle – 2014
Works from series – Enchantment – 2011