I question the relationship to the other, attachment and self-representation, from a sociological angle. Through my pictorial works, I try to share my relationship to intimacy. My explorations lead me to identify the exchanges between the individuals I come into contact with. It is this moment, this encounter with the other, that is at the heart of my practice. Also, my reading and writing reflect my need to conceive of the social bond as a way of understanding the other.
Conceptual and documentary, my research positions the individual as a creative medium – the raw material of my work – and also as a subject of observation. It is these encounters that lead me to my works and which could not exist without them. By photographing, filming, writing, I thus elaborate the daily and spontaneous staging that is also found in my paintings. As a result, my tortured paintings are introspection through the self-representation that I submit to the eye of the viewer, the common thread linking all my creations. For example, The Seated Couple (2018) is a self-portrait of two people referring to the straitjacket of the heteronormative couple. Working the pictorial material both through transparency and impasto, my gestures seem contradictory. This opposition further accentuates the tension exerted on my subjects.
Having completed a technique in photography at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2014, I continued my studies at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQÀM, where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in June 2017. Over the past few years, I have exhibited at Champagne & Paradis and Marc Gosselin gallery as well as Le Livart gallery. I also won the 1st prize of the jury and the public’s favourite of the 2017 edition of Vocation en Art! at the CJE in Marguerite-d’Youville. Also, I was part of the first edition of the exhibition ARTCH -Art contemporain émergent at Square Dorchester in Montreal.