Ruben Komangapik

Ruben Anton Komangapik is one of the Arctic's most gifted sculptors. His work has been exhibited across Canada with pieces on permanent loan to the Museum of Nature and Culture in Montreal. Books such as the following have focused exclusively on his works.

Ruben Komangapik melds traditional imagery with modern style in his sculptures. Komangapik does not shy away from difficult subject matter and many of his pieces address tough questions. In SINS (Shamanism is not Satanism) the artist presents the tension between Christianity and Shamanism. Every element of the composition is meaningful and deliberately selected. The beauty of the piece distracts the viewer from the controversial subject, while the presence of the sharp claws reminds us of the significant impact of the imposition of a faith on the Inuit. This is a (Inuit) Pipe (no.29) is a reference to the artist’s grandfather. Again, the artist has created a sleek design for a traditional object. He described its significance in the following way: 

Ruben Anton Komangapik is one of the Arctic's most gifted sculptors. His work has been exhibited across Canada with pieces on permanent loan to the Museum of Nature and Culture in Montreal. Books such as the following have focused exclusively on his works. 

photo Estelle Marcoux Komangapik 2009Ruben Komangapik melds traditional imagery with modern style in his sculptures. Komangapik does not shy away from difficult subject matter and many of his pieces address tough questions. In SINS (Shamanism is not Satanism) the artist presents the tension between Christianity and Shamanism. Every element of the composition is meaningful and deliberately selected. The beauty of the piece distracts the viewer from the controversial subject, while the presence of the sharp claws reminds us of the significant impact of the imposition of a faith on the Inuit. This is a (Inuit) Pipe (no.29) is a reference to the artist’s grandfather. Again, the artist has created a sleek design for a traditional object. He described its significance in the following way: