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Tristan Tondino photo circa 2014
|Born||July 3, 1961|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Known for||multimedia artist and writer|
Tristan Tondino (born July 3, 1961) is a Canadian film art director and artistliving in Montreal, Quebec.
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Tristan Tondino was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1961.He is the son of painter Gentile Tondino is married to Joséane Brunelle, and is the cousin of Richard Monette. Tondino has also worked as a charge scenic artist, art director and screenwriter.
Gentile (Gerry) Tondino was a Canadian educator and artist, who lived in Montreal, Quebec. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Gentile Tondino is the father of theater designer Guido Tondino, multimedia artist Tristan Tondino, and architect Lisa Tondino.
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Tondino, has used the term irrealism to describe his work as a visual artist.
Irrealism is a term that has been used by various writers in the fields of philosophy, literature, and art to denote specific modes of unreality and/or the problems in concretely defining reality. While in philosophy the term specifically refers to a position put forward by the American philosopher Nelson Goodman, in literature and art it refers to a variety of writers and movements. If the term has nonetheless retained a certain consistency in its use across these fields and would-be movements, it perhaps reflects the word’s position in general English usage: though the standard dictionary definition of irreal gives it the same meaning as unreal, irreal is very rarely used in comparison with unreal. Thus, it has generally been used to describe something which, while unreal, is so in a very specific or unusual fashion, usually one emphasizing not just the "not real," but some form of estrangement from our generally accepted sense of reality.
One of Tondino's canvasses, consisting entirely of text, questions why entire societies ignore certain realities: "On any given day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, approximately 35,600 children die of starvation. This tragedy does not make the six o’clock news. Approximately 13 million children die of starvation every year, never making it to OUR reality." (...) "When we are told to deal with reality, we are essentially being told to accept an ideology."
“(Reality) must be created, opening one's own universe (...) to other realities, enlarging the concept of human rights (...)."
He co-created the children series "Soso & Frieda" with Joséane Brunelle.[ citation needed ]
On February 2, 2002, Tondino created a painting representing a Canadian 5-dollar bill (featuring the kingfisher) with the serial number ANR2312049 that he titled Where Is It?. The painting included the statement "I spent this 5 Dollar Bill on Feb 02 2002." Tondino then began to hang posters offering a $1000 reward to the person who found the bill. [ better source needed ] The story was picked up by The Montreal Gazette's Bill Brownstein, The Suburban's Bernie Mendelman, The Hour, CBC radio and Raymond Saint-Pierre of Radio Canada.
A second painting was created representing another 5-dollar bill (featuring children at play), entitled Where Is It II. This was donated to The Trevor C. Williams Kids Foundation[ citation needed ] and was sold at Empire Auction to an unknown buyer.
In 2008, Tondino was invited by designer Yves Jean Lacasse to prepare painted clothing for Manneken-Pis on the occasion of the 400 anniversary of Quebec
Tondino has had numerous solo exhibitions and taken part in many group shows, including ones at Nelligan: Le Vaisseau d’or Maison de la culture Mercier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2014, and Dada
Tondino co-authored and co-directed two short films which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. One of the films titled Crainte et tremblement is about World War 1. [ citation needed ]Crainte et tremblement was available on Radio Canada's website ici.tou.tv from 2012 until 2015. The second film is called Cell From Hell.
Tondino was the art director for Someone is Watching. He has worked on many film and theatre productions, including Le Confessional, Jesus de Montreal, The Whole Nine Yards, and Where the Money Is.[ citation needed ]
Tondino received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at McGill University in 1985 and his MA in philosophy at University of Montreal.
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