Laurence Vallieres

(Quebec 1986 -)


Biography

Inspiration and creativity can be difficult to describe, it’s an ephemeral flow of consciousness often best left uninterrupted.. unquestioned. Whether it be a sketch, a small figurine, or nature itself - I allow my external influences to organically manifest themselves in my work. Having always been interested in found objects, I’ve naturally been attracted to using recycled cardboard. It’s widely available and very often discarded. The use of cardboard in my work is intended to echo the notions of the impermanence and fragility of nature. The way in which a collector will care for the artwork should be the same in which we all care for the life it represents.

The building material, along with sculpture placement, is equally important as the figures they portray. Whether it be aluminum cans, decommissioned weapons, cardboard, or recycled bottles. My sculptures are all protagonists in this ever-evolving narrative. A satirical epic in which my work aims to touch upon political, social, and environmental issues. I have recently started to use recycled plastic in my work. I'm concerned about the amount of plastic polluting our waters, so I am finding ways to re-purpose this material by working it into my art. My sculptures will continue to question and reflect my views on the environment and the world around us.

Exhibition

2021
CONTEXT ART MIAMI. MIAMI
ART TAIPEI. TAIPEI
KIAF ART SEOUL. SEOUL

2020
TAIPEI – ART TAIPEI

2019
ARTCONVEX. HONG KONG
YO'HOOD. SHANGHAI
SCOPE. MIAMI

2018
SAVE YOUR CARDBOARD PLEASE. BERLIN
POW! WOW!. HAWAII

2017
JUXTAPOZ CLUBHOUSE. MIAMI
DISCARDED. MADRID
MONIKER ART FAIR. LONDON
POW! WOW!. KOREA

2016
SCOPE/JUXTAPOZ/MANA URBAN PROJECT. MIAMI

Work Selection

Alternate Text

PIKACHU MEETS HIS MATCH