Yvon Goulet works as a visual historian, searching for cultural artifacts in Montreal’s gay village. Yvon Goulet works and lives Montreal. Painter and printmaker, he also produces artist’s books. He prefers to use recycled material for his work, enhanced with some vernacular techniques.
Yvon Goulet is a folklorist artist. The history he paints is both local, and global, in that he mixes imagery and faces unique to the village, with overarching representations of gay male subculture. His paintings, which are inspired by festive and cultural events in that community, enable him to express daily reality, record the events in question and feature the male body as an active participant within the gay community. The hidden of uniforms, fetishes, stereotypes, fantasies, and imagination are fused with a reality that is known to most. He takes people, and situations that are usually reserved for the few and through his art makes them accessible to all. Yvon Goulet explores his surrounding and with it, creates a statement in his art. Yvon Goulet works and lives Montreal. Painter and printmaker, he also produces artist’s books. He prefers to use recycled material for his work, enhanced with some vernacular techniques.
Yvon Goulet finished a baccalaureate at University du Quebec ˆ Hull in 1988. En 1989 he collaborated with Philipp Fry, from Ottawa University to a land art project in Oxford-on-Rideau, Ontario . He did participate to several national and international exhibitions. In 2004 he was part of the travelling exhibition Mini Prints at Saejevo, Bosnia. He was part of the travelling exhibition « The Gay Body » at Barnakle gallery, Toronto (2004), He presented an artist’s book « Danger » at IV Rencontres Internationales, Marseille, France (2001); L’art et le papier IV, Jean-Claude Bergeron Gallery, Ottawa (2000); Sen-Art, biennial, Vert-Saint-Denis, France (1998); Mostra Int. Minigravats, Barcelona, Spain, (1997) Kanagawa 18 th Print International, Japan (1995); MusŽe Adzak, Paris, (1993) and Arts 1992 ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium, (1992).