Ianick Raymond

Ianick Raymond attempts to create a dual vision of the world – that which we see initially and that which we ignore or overlook. His work draws on found imagery, combining a hard-edge technique with freely applied paint to create an image where these worlds coexist. He writes, “I am concerned with the disjunction that exists between what we see and what we believe to see. Can we trust the images that our eyes perceive?”

Raymond was born in the Laurentian region, and lives and works in Montreal. He receieved his degree in Visual Arts from UQAM in 2007. He participated in the 2005-2006 residency at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, France and received the Robert-Wolfe excellency award from UQÀM for the exhibition Printemps Plein Temps in 2007 and the Artiste de la relève Prize in 2009 by the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides. His work has been exhibited in several solo shows in Quebec, including Décompositions (Mdc Plateau Mont-Royal, 2011), Fausse route presented at La galerie Verticale Laval, 2010-11), Vu d’en face at La galerie Lacerte in Quebec City (2010), Au pied du mur, showed at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (2010), and Terrains de jeux presented at La galerie Orange (2009). He has also participated in several group shows, including LGCT (Clark, 2011), Peinture extrême (Galerie Orange, 2010) and Beautiful Étrangers (Galerie Montgrand, Marseille, 2006). His works are part of numerous private and public collections (Collection Loto-Québec, Progressive Insurance).

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