" The series of paintings titled Bagarres is the continuation of my revisionist interpretation of history. However, this current series is also concerned with the fabrication of mythology. All great civilizations have developed myths shaped by stories of the past, religious beliefs, and heroes. Fabulous tales are often based on actual events or persons whose stories are amplified or transformed by the collective imagination. I am interested in mythology’s symbolic meaning, often used to justify the occupation of a territory by a given community. "
Mario Doucette