• 5 February 2023 18:09

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*Featured photo: Migration, 2016, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Jannick Deslauriers is a Canadian artist born in 1983; she studied at Concordia University in 2008 and is currently living and working in Montreal, where she teaches visual arts at Cegep Marie-Victorin.

Jannick Deslauriers’ artworks are transparent, delicate and ghostly. Thin black lines outline the pieces’ edges, and translucid, clear fabrics are used as a three-dimensional evolution of drawing that allows the object to inhabit the space by remaining lightly suspended in a dreamy dimension, poetic and decadent at the same time.

Sentence, soufflé et linceul-detail, 2017, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Sentence, soufflé et linceul-detail, 2017, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Sentence, soufflé et linceul, 2017, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

In her sculpture, everyday objects: electric poles, a car carcass, a tricycle, a crane, a dilapidated building, almost invisible in their banality, appear fragile, about to unravel, thus underlining the ephemeral character of tangible reality and at the same time, a symbol of our times, staging an omnipresent theme in contemporary media communication: the culture of disaster, terror and decay, conveyed by the image.

These diaphanous and fluctuating installations have absolute evocative power.

Chantier, 2013, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Fracture, 2015, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Migration, 2016, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Fracture, 2015, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

According to Céline Escouteloup: “As preoccupied as she is to represent the ephemeral nature of each thing-being, Jannick Deslauriers keeps doing it with delicacy, lightness, and even humour.”

(Original text: “Car aussi préoccupée soit-elle par la représentation de la nature éphémère de chaque chose-être, Jannick Deslauriers persiste à le faire avec délicatesse, légèreté, et même humour”).

Fracture, 2015, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Fracture, 2015, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Fracture, 2015, copyright Jannick Deslauriers

Represented  by Art Mùr Gallery in Montreal, the artist has exhibited in various group shows in Canada and abroad.

From 11 November to 18 December 2021, Deslauriers will be part of the Art Mûr gallery’s group exhibition: “La mémoire et le temps”.

Curated by: Noémie Chevalier
Source: https://jannickdeslauriers.com/
https://artmur.com/

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright