Technique: Digital works on canvas
Living in the heart of nature, in Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Boutet completed studies in communications and graphic arts at the Cégep de Ste-Foy. “You have to have the technique to free yourself from it and leave room for creativity,” he says. Up at dawn, he has been studying for years with the greatest digital masters. Whether they are in Europe, Asia or the United States, his teachers teach and coach him via the modern tools of Facetime and Skype. Its continuous development is also based on numerous courses offered exclusively online.
Since the mid-90s, he has created, invented and animated characters for television and the Web, books and magazines, for large international companies such as Universal Music, Hallmark, Colgate, Scholastic, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Museums of Civilization, etc. His characters become figurines, doggies, jewelry. His logos print a solid image to companies who entrust him with the challenge of properly identifying them.
Boutet has always been impressed and inspired by Picasso, Haring and Miró, by the great traditional masters and modern eclectic artists. “If Picasso had had a computer, imagine what he would have created! »
Boutet masters the art of illustration, 3D drawing, video animation and painting. Today, he applies all his experience as a digital art creator in a completely unique and personal style.
Boutet's works are avant-garde while still being classical subjects. The impressive grace of his characters comes from his vision, his design, his choice of materials and their arrangement, all amalgamated in a spatial lightness that he composes from scratch.
With such a vision, his experience and all this learning, it is not surprising that Boutet created a new form of art, digital sculpture!