Mélanie Giguère

Mélanie Giguère

Artistic approach

Audacious and avant-garde, Giguère’s artistic production distinguishes itself by means of its uniquely textured quality. Her fascination with volume as well as her natural desire to manipulate raw materials has led to the logical development of a technique which involves folding the canvas of her paintings. As a result, the artist adds a 3D sculptural component to what is essentially a 2D medium. This methodology accords her pieces with a dynamic element, which consequently suggests that the work itself is striving to break-free from the clutches of artistic conventions.
Giguère’s work also conveys the juxtaposition of aesthetic elements: the negative with the positive, fines lines with random strokes, and lively colours with black/ white. The themes of passion, emotion, and movement are also consistent in her work. These elements are conveyed seamlessly to create what can be understood as a coherent, indivisible whole. Passion, emotion and movement are her main conceptual elements which define both herself as an artist and her artwork to create a coherent and indivisible whole. The desire to convey emotions through movement and mysticism of her characters is what drives her creative process. Her constant probing of volume and her natural desire to manipulate raw materials have naturally led to the development of a unique technique that involves manipulating and folding the canvas of her paintings during the process of creation. This way, she adds a sculptural element that brings a 3D aspect to what is essentially a 2D medium. Her paintings harness the impact of contrasts by juxtaposing the negative with the positive, fines lines with random strokes, and lively colours with black and white. This technique animates the subject, adding to it a dynamic element that suggests that it is striving to break-free from the clutches of its habitual frame. Audacious and avant-garde, Melanie’s output distinguishes itself through the sentiment of volume and the pervasiveness of her subjects. Lively and progressive, her creations invite the audience to follow their movements and to appreciate them from different perspectives.

Medium

Mixed media.

Training

Mélanie Giguère holds degrees in both Visual Arts and Fashion Design.

Birth

Born in Québec city.

Exhibitions

Several solo and collective exhibitions in different galleries across Quebec.

Associations

Cultural activist among artists from the city of St. Augustin de Desmaures.

Media coverage

An article about her artistic production on Sofadeco magazine, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2014.