The work of Stéphanie L’Heureux gives equal importance to creative gestures and the final work. Always interested by formalist issues and the search for beauty, the artist sometimes explores the properties of traditional Japanese paper for the creation of geometric abstractions generated through her own dyeing techniques. L’Heureux continues to develop her research on tinctorial plants, such as indigo. This way, the artist applies her knowledge of textile dyeing on papers.
Her works are bursting with a high sensitivity. They evoke the passing of time, marked by the careful and repetitive act of paper folding and dyeing. Reminding us of origami, patchwork or even mosaic, her artworks are saturated with tones of colors unique to nature and evoke a certain tranquility, or introspective states.
Stéphanie L’Heureux lives and works in Montreal. After studying art, she obtained a B.A. in Art History (Université Laval, Québec) and a M.A. in Esthetics (University of Sorbonne, Paris). She then pursued doctoral studies on Olmec sculpture (McGill University, University of Montréal, 1995-2000). Thereafter, she was the Director of the artist-run center Diagonale (Montréal, 2002-2013) and is now Project Manager for the Art and Architecture Integration Service (1%) of the Ministry of Culture and communications of Québec, since 2016. She works mainly in painting. Her artworks have been part of solo exhibitions and are found in several private collections.CLIQUEZ ICI / CLICK HERE (170 downloads) to download the visual pamphlet of the exhibition “SUSPENDUE”
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