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Liam Mojique Legault is an award-winning artist and entrepreneur originally hailing from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He has created and exhibited his bold, often chaotic works throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe, from small towns to cultural meccas like Los Angeles, London, and Paris. Initially a graffiti artist, Legault has gone on to produce large-scale murals, mixed-media prints, and a vast portfolio of fine art. His style draws inspiration from street art, pop art, and abstraction, including hard edge painting and gestural mark making, with compositions that are clashing and random yet utterly intentional—and perfectly balanced.
Legault’s most recent endeavour is a foray into textiles, primarily the creation of fresh, bolder-than-ever abstract designs printed on Mulberry silk accessories (cultluxury.com). These designs are inspired by and formed from deconstructed bits of World War II propaganda, newsprint, and Vogue editorials from the 1940’s to 1960’s, as well as ink, acrylic, spray paint, and other mixed media. With connotations of rebellion, revolution, and luxury, the artist’s newest pieces reflect even more perfectly his unorthodox techniques and far-from-traditional worldview.
A profound exploration of the dichotomy between disorder and harmony defines his body of work. This dichotomy extends, too, into Legault himself, considering his manic creativity and serious business savvy. When asked about his process, he describes himself as both obsessive and methodical. He plans his time and his projects with purpose, championing the importance of good business strategies and intentional learning. “But when creation takes hold,” he says, “it’s a different mode of being. I’m looking within, looking to make some peace and beauty out of chaos and darkness. The bottom line is, whatever you create has to come from you.”
In 2018, Legault won Visual Artist of the Year through the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, as well as a spot in Fort McMurray Magazine’s “Top 50 under 50” for his contribution to art in the community.