Following his passion for reading, books and authors like Hubert Aquin and Guy de Maupassant, Gabriel Rioux
graduated from a literature degree. However, the academic world was disappointing, and thanks to a little help from his mother, he turned to painting. Now, after almost two years being a self-taught artist, he starts off 2020 with a solo show at Archive Contemporary
gallery in Montreal until the 1st of February. We take the opportunity to sit down with him to speak about spirituality, his favourite authors and his highly symbolic paintings.