True to an exploratory practice in shaping objects, which later become components of installations, Fleming does not stand by a pre-determined aesthetic intent. He focuses on creating situations in which several mediums and materials are forced to interact, and in which he might feel the need to mediate.
Displaying close affinities to the formal investigation and space consideration of minimalism, his work relies on accumulation of everyday discarded objects or materials, regularly gathered on construction sites and renovation projects. He integrates them to his studio practice where they join recurring mediums in his practice: acrylic mediums and paints, isolating polyurethane, Styrofoam, car putty and others. These objects are reconfigured into sculptural forms that inhabit exhibition spaces, which are transformed and redefined through wall constructions, floor add-ons and lighting alterations. The sculptures and interventions underline the architectural attributes of the invested spaces.
The presence of references to the human body, limbs, orifices and fluids, are part of his visual language. The modified and re-manipulated factory produced components become organic and sometimes even seductive. Through this imitated liveliness, the works retain a certain degree of physical or conceptual malleability, even when they appear as completed. Fleming often deliberately chooses not to take responsibility for the finishing of an art work which, to him, is loaded with too much responsibility.
|2015||Le Devoir | Frédérique Doyon|
|Papier 15 s’agrandit | 18 avril
|2014||Le Devoir | Marie-Ève Charron|
|Aires libres s’ouvre à la sculpture monumentale | 14 juin
|2014||La Presse | Éric Clément|
|Aires libres: une galerie d'art en plein air | 21 mai
|2013||The Belgo Report | Vincent Marquis|
|"Off the Wall" : Peinture Extrême - Cadrer le tout at Galerie Trois Points | 16 juillet
|2013||Le Devoir | Jérôme Delgado|
|Peinture, entre l'essence et l'excès | 13 juillet
|2013||Montréalistement | Normand Babin|
|Peinture extrême 2013 : troisième parcours | 9 juillet