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I make sculptural paintings using wood cut-outs set at different angles on a wooden base; the relief becomes a canvas on which I paint. My work derives from a dynamic internal dialogue between opposing elements, focusing on contrasts and ambiguity.


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About Yanick - Artist Statement

I make sculptural paintings using wood cut-outs set at different angles on a wooden base; the relief becomes a canvas on which I paint. My work derives from a dynamic internal dialogue between opposing elements: geometric vs. organic, logical vs. emotional, abstract vs. recognizable forms; the ethereal/spiritual vs. concrete reality.

In my geometric works, I investigate 3-dimensionality, both real and illusory, in the visual interaction between the constructed relief and the design I paint on it. Subtle gradations of color are used to give the illusion of form and shape while the cutouts provide the reality of it.

The organic pieces, both wall-hanging and free-standing, incorporate imagery I've developed over time and reflect my interest in, and investigation of, a universal symbology, which I see as a means of communicating of what can not be put into words. I texture some of these paintings and sculptures to simulate a type of muted patina.

My most recent paintings extend my search for universal symbols and meaning into surrealism. What was once abstracted imagery is now embodied in cartoon-like forms that might spring from dreams or nightmares.