TANYA ST-PIERRE / VISUAL AND DIGITAL ARTS /

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

T. St-Pierre is a visual and digital artist working with performance, drawing, painting, collage, digital photography and photomontages, sound and video. The core of her art practice is installation work, often produced in collaboration with sound artist Philippe-Aubert Gauthier. Their installations mostly combine sculpture, digital prints, video and sound.

T. St-Pierre's artistic statement is based on questioning notions of representation and cultural artifact. In the beginning (2001 to 2008), her work was dedicated to the exploration of potential links between installation art and narrative strategies. After a few years, St-Pierre's investigations of fiction brought her to a new approach to storytelling and fiction. This approach is now extracted from a determinist, fictitious, and diegetic proposition, and tends towards more conceptual and poetic propositions. Accordingly, one finds in her recent productions torned traces of stories, fictions, characters and figures - as icons or symbols. St-Pierre is especially interested in subjects that relate to historical human conditions and turmoils which relate to the cultural history: traces and sediments of social pathologies.

© Tanya St-Pierre & Philippe-Aubert Gauthier

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