Yannick DE SERRE

Yannick De Serre’s work is today strongly influenced by his stay in northern Québec. Always refined, his different series testifies of the emptiness and calmness of the northern landscapes, through a minimalist aestheticism.

In his landscapes, above the horizon, the sky comes to life with some occasional aurora borealis, for which the artist blur the limits between the background and the form, using embossing to suggest the fluidity of the movement of this natural phenomenon. The rare appearances of color are always soft and discreet, and add a touch of life in the serenity of the work. This apparent tranquility is however fragile, as a storm on the horizon threats to topple this quiet landscape into turmoil.

Yannick De Serre has experimented with various mediums through his career. Using at first fabrics in his collage, he then moves to fur to represent the duality between animal and human in his self-portraits. Nowadays, the artist plays with variations of whites and textures in his pieces, exploiting the different possibilities of embossing and other techniques of engraving, which gives a brand new dimension to his work.

The fineness of the movement and the line in Yannick De Serre’s work result in a production marked with delicacy, where the minimalist intervention of the artist leads to a rediscovery of the intimacy between the piece and his spectator.

Yannick De Serre, born in Grand-Mère in 1978, completed a degree in visual arts at Laval University in 1999. Very active from his early days, he participates in numerous collective exhibitions in Québec, and enters the Imageothèque’s collection the year of his graduation. Today, he is part of many collections, public and private, including the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Baie Saint-Paul. His work has been showed in many fairs around the world, including London, New York, Bruxelles, Buenos Aires, as well as in Korea and Switzerland. In 2010, he is the winner of the prize André Michel, awarded by the Fine Arts Museum of Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

Walking through my own feelings, 2016

Walking through my own feelings, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass rehaussé à l'encre sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 57 x 38 cm (2x)

Petite tempête du jour, 2016

Petite tempête du jour, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 27,7 x 37 cm

Pris dans le vent, again…, 2016

Pris dans le vent, again…, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 21,5 x 27,7 cm

Entre le jour et la nuit, I was there, 2016

Entre le jour et la nuit, I was there, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 21,5 x 27,7 cm

Un vent, des aurores, un mois de juin, 2016

Un vent, des aurores, un mois de juin, 2016

Embossage et collage de fragments de techniques de gravure sur papier sans acide, 28 X 32,2 cm

Puis le ciel s’éclaira de toute part, 2016

Puis le ciel s’éclaira de toute part, 2016

Embossage et collage de fragments de techniques de gravure sur papier sans acide, 32,2 x 27 cm

Ce soir, c’t’un peu dark dans la forêt, 2016

Ce soir, c’t’un peu dark dans la forêt, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 28,8 x 22 cm

Puis, il en fut ainsi à la maison, 2016

Puis, il en fut ainsi à la maison, 2016

Embossage et impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 34,3 x 27 cm

Constelle-moi, 2016

Constelle-moi, 2016

Impression à partir d'un plexiglass sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 27,7 x 37 cm

Sombre forêt; then I thought, 2016

Sombre forêt; then I thought, 2016

Embossage rehaussé au carbone et au fusain compressé marouflé sur Tondo de Bois, 35 x 27,9 cm

Mémoire intérieure of my own landscape, 2016

Mémoire intérieure of my own landscape, 2016

Embossage et encrage d'une photographie sur papier sans acide, 57 x 38 cm

Mémoire intérieure, 2016

Mémoire intérieure, 2016

Embossage et encrage de photographies sur papier sans acide, 1/1, 57 x 38 cm (2x)

Lettre de refus, 2013

Lettre de refus, 2013

Embossage d'une lettre de refus sur papier rehaussé de graphite et carbone, 49,5 x 38,5 cm

Sans titre, 2012

Sans titre, 2012

Fils et collage de fragments de gravure sur papier, 12 x 17 cm

Paysage nordique, 2011

Paysage nordique, 2011

Eaux fortes sur papier Arches 4|5, 12,5 x 12,5 cm