My name is Maxime Cousineau-Pérusse, I am a self-taught independent artist based in Montreal, Canada. I am currently a graduate student in psychology at Mcgill University, which strongly influences my work.
I like to explore various styles and medium, although I am currently focusing mainly on oil paint. My paintings come from introspection and emotions, portraits depicting internal states in a subjective way. The guiding idea behind my work is that one's worldview directly influences and shapes their world. What we think and what we feel changes people and things around us, and they only exist in light of our perceptions. We project and reflect light.
I believe that personal identity is in constant reciprocal interaction with the natural and social world; a concept I attempt to exemplify through my work.
My work as an artist is in direct interaction with my work and studies in the field of psychology, as I explore the development of identity in relation to the people that shape it and react to it. I plan on pursuing both avenues in a professional manner.
Bachelor of Arts, 2016
Doctor of Philosophy, 2021