Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Yvon Goulet

Painter and engraver Yvon Goulet (1956) has built a reputation for himself as an “urban folklorist”. His “pop-like” imagery is created with photo transfers and paint on discarded signage. Born 1956 in Quebec City, Goulet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from l'Université du Québec, Hull, in 1988. During the following year, he collaborated with the University of Ottawa’s Philip Fry on a project in Oxford-on-Rideau, Ontario.

In the early 2000s, Goulet found his inspiration in Montreal’s lively cultural scene. Focusing on the male figure as well as cultural events, in 2002 his work was part of an exhibition at Vieux Palais, Saint-Jérome. More recently, Goulet has appropriated pop-art to depict everyday subjects within found imagery, often boxes or signs. For his Animal series he paints bears, goats, wolves, and even mosquitos “to pay tribute” to animals with “feelings just like ours”. His work also features Montreal cityscapes painted on the polyester panels of discarded election posters. The text plays an integral in his work, reinforcing both emotion and meaning.

Goulet’s work has been shown in many countries, including Canada, the United States, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Japan, South Korea, as well as the United Arab Emirates. Goulet lives and works in Montreal

2014 "Conclave" acrylique sur canevas 24" X 36" 1000$
2014 "Le pouceux" acrylique sur canevas 30" X 24" 800$
2014 "Retable cuir" acrylique sur canevas, triptyque 24" / 54" 1200$.
2014 "Baiser" acrylique sur canevas 36" X 24" 1000$

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