During a career which has expanded for more than a decade, artist Yann Pocreau draws on abstract designs of space and light to create a kind of luminous photography which also refers back to the illuminating nature of photography itself. Through those artworks evocative of different architectural spaces from cathedrals to domestic interiors, the artist emanates from photographs an intimate and sublime relationship with time, space, and thus, selves of the viewers.
We invite you to join us for a talk and a studio tour with the artist Yann Pocreau to hear about his creative visions and inspirations behind some of his most important works including Cathédrale (2013) during his residency at Fonderie Darling.
Through photography, Yann Pocreau (b. 1980) has become interested in the strong presence of place and subject, their intimate cohabitation, and their effect on the narrative framework of the images. Pocreau has participated in several Canadian, American and European exhibitions. His work has been documented in a variety of magazines and is featured in the collections of the National Bank of Canada, Hydro-Québec, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s Prêt d’œuvres d’art, City of Montreal’s collection and in several private collections. Until 2014, he was the general coordinator at the CLARK Center in Montreal and he’s also the president of RCAAQ since 2013.