The work of Karine Demers is driven by the paper as a medium: she creates her artworks with simple foldings, added in great quantity. She uses diverse paper techniques, inspired by the tradition of origami, arts & crafts, mosaic, and sculpture. Light, under different angles, then adds effects of depth on the relief of the three-dimensional works. Using sharp geometric compositions, Demers fascinates by the simplicity and eloquence of her meditative approach, based on the complexity generated through the repetition of abstract elements. Her sublime collages fashion textures, rhythms, cartographies, impressions of floral bouquets and natural architectures.
Her knowledge resides in matter and practice. Her work is always growing and self-learning. The constraints of mental health disorders, such as OCD/ obsessions of order and symmetry and anxiety become a creative force. Art therapy allows Demers to liberate herself through an aesthetic process inscribed in self-analysis, the expression of her emotions and the affirmation of her personality. Her art process is a desire to present the beauty and the vulnerability of our existence.
Originally from Quebec, Karine Demers now lives and works in the Lanaudière region. Through art-therapy, she re-invests herself in art in 2013. An autodidact artist, she completed in 2012 her studies at the École des métiers du Sud-Ouest in building drafting, while having accomplished in the past a technical training in interior design at the Académie Julien in 1997-1998, as well as college studies in Fine Arts at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Quebec, 1996-1997. She then orients herself in other fields of activity whilst creating art punctually. Her artworks, publicly presented since 2017, generate curiosity and surprise, and are already part of many private collections as she continues to receive many promising exhibition possibilities from the art world.
Photos credits: Jean-Michael Séminaro
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