Josée Duranleau

Booth 19

I have loved all forms of art my whole life. I started making art as a child, mostly doodling and abstract painting. At the beginning of my 20s I started making greeting cards and that is where my love of collage began. My work has since evolved to include not only paper but also paint, block printing, stenciling, found objects and image transfer to add more dimension to my designs.

My creative process involves a great deal of time searching for images, I am forever amazed and fascinated by what I learn and discover.

I love paper. I love touching paper and the meditative quality of cutting paper. While assembling the various pieces that make up my collages I get great pleasure from the process of trying to marry different images and mediums together and watching the work unfold. Consciously, I have an idea of where I want the work to go but my unconscious is undisputedly the one in charge. I am often surprised at where the work takes me. My original ideas tend to morph into something quite unexpected and that strikes me as magical.

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