Vanité #7

Open Air Museum

Yannick De Serre

This work refers to the ephemeral duality between human and animal. It is part of the series entitled “Le Nord et Le Blanc,” still life representations of northern animals. This series was strongly influenced by a professional journey the artist made to northern Quebec in 2006.

Other themes that inform Yannick De Serre’s artistic aesthetic are the forces of nature, white as far as the eye can see, the predominance of the starry sky, solitude, the instinct for survival, fragility and destruction. His work is characterized by “presence in absence.”

THE ARTIST

Born in Grand-Mère in 1978, Yannick De Serre completed a degree in Visual Arts at Université Laval in 1999. Today, his work can be seen in several private and public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Baie-Saint-Paul.

Factsheet of the work

  • Diptych of two 12 x 16 in. papers, embossing, ink and graphite on paper, 24 x 16 in., 2015