Guy Lemieux transports us into a universe situated at the limit of the figurative, thus leaving room for the fertile imagination of the person who contemplates his tapestries in high relief. Sometimes we will notice the effects of depth, other times, the color contrast in the cotton threads.
In any case, it is a timeless and immersive work that we contemplate.
Guy Lemieux creates canvases and tapestries that reveal his influences from the world of textiles. His work fascinates in several ways. On the one hand, there is a great beauty that emanates from its rich landscapes, its distinctive lines and its deep colors. On the other hand, there is the trace of a little known technique. Indeed, Guy Lemieux creates his tapestries on a traditional high-loom, a vertical structure on which is mounted the seine rope. Then, guided by a few benchmarks that he previously traced with Indian ink, he horizontally intertwines the fiber. Working on the back of his creation, the artist watches the result thanks to the mirror placed on the other side of the loom. The work thus rises from edge to edge, often after several months of work.
Freshly cut tapestry, creation of spring 2020
54 x 36''
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Tapestry has been at the centre of my artistic creation and my work environment throughout my 50-year career. Already seduced by this discipline when studying at the École des Beaux Arts de Québec, I was among the only group of graduates which specialized in high-warp. After being involved in fine crafts and visual arts for several years in Quebec City, I moved to the countryside to regain my freedom of expression far from the influences of the milieu. Inspired by the atmosphere of the place, I develop a pictorial language of my own.>
My current artistic approach is characterized by the impulse to express in my imagination the singularity of offbeat places I visited. While it lets me dream, my work is built around the juxtaposition or overlapping of hatching and brushstrokes on the canvas or on the tapestry cardboard for the pleasure of the viewer. I weave the tapestries myself and I allow myself to add technical and pictorial touches throughout the creative process. The influence of my high-warp years is reflected in the way I approach surface treatment of the canvas, giving my work a very personal touch. In addition, the influence of my years of painting adds a distinctive style to my tapestries.
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Product Code: GUL-TAP-002
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