Technique: Mixed on wood
Originally from Quebec, Mélanie Giguère is an artist at heart, passionate about painting, photography and fashion. Since her early childhood, she has had this vital need to create and establish connections with the world around her. It was at the age of 10 that she enrolled in her first oil painting class and it marked the beginning of a beautiful love affair with the visual arts. She therefore initially completed general training in visual arts, which she would complete with technical training in fashion design. Graduating in 2000, she worked for several years as a fashion designer for the renowned Maison Simons.
The common thread of his artistic approach lies in his desire to convey emotions through the movement and the mysticism of his characters. Strongly inspired by the way fabrics fall and relying on a unique technique that she herself developed, Mélanie brings her paintings to life by pleating, shaping and molding them according to her desires. In her desire to express emotions, impulsiveness is essential when she paints. Impasto with a spatula, airbrushing and gestural painting to the sound of music are some of the means that the artist uses to affirm this emotion and this passion which inhabits him. (Text taken from the artist's website)