Presentation of the artworkThe artwork is situated beside the bicycle path on Île des Sœurs, an ideal site considering its theme. In fact, the tubular sculpture offers a simplified portrayal of a cyclist leaning forward in his bicycle. The cyclist is painted red and the wheels of the bicycle are painted black.
Throughout his career, Bergeron has remained faithful to his sculptural style, in which he uses recycled steel tubes to make large figures. Slender and fine, they evoke pencil strokes in space.
Associated eventsThe work is an homage to cycling.
Born in Sainte-Perpétue de Nicolet, Germain Bergeron was first a priest in the Sainte-Croix congregation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Université de Montréal (1963) and a master’s degree in arts from Notre-Dame University in Indiana, United States (1969). He has devoted a good part of his career to teaching, including at the Centre d’art de Duvernay and the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. Bergeron has produced a number of monumental works of public art. In the Montréal region, his Pic et Pelle (1976) is in the Monk Métro station, and at Île des Moulins in Terrebonne stands his Don Quichotte (1967), a work first presented at Man and His World.