The Swiss artist Raphaël Imer (1976-1998) created an expressive work that he conceived of as a spiritual quest. He almost died at the age of sixteen after a tear in his oesophagus. This experience and the fragility of life gave him a new awareness. He started to paint. It is in Vancouver and then in Montreal that he attended the school of art and developed his style. The museum brings this artist who died too early to the attention of the public with an overview and background of his work.