DU BOIS, André (1947)

André Du Bois, Odysée, 2005. Bois, aluminium, cuivre patiné, lumière. 200 x 2000 x 100 cm. Salle de spectacle de Rimouski. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

After studying at the École des beaux-arts de Québec (1965-1969), André Du Bois completed a BEd at Université Laval in 1972. He is among the founding members of the artists’ group “Au bout de la 20” and currently teaches fine arts and applied arts at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. His sculptures are based upon the play of light and upon delicately balanced assemblages of natural materials. Each element is often positioned to counter the weight of the other pieces, producing a seemingly precarious structure in which every aspect, whether deliberate or unintended, is laid bare. Du Bois’s work evokes notions of active sculpture, of gestures or of a sculptor-choreographer operating in his surroundings and taking control of the space. The artist has held solo exhibitions, including at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent and at the Musée regional de Rimouski, in addition to participating in group events such as Artefact 2004 – Urban Sculptures on Mount Royal and Débordements. Autour d’une œuvre de la collection at the Musée de Lachine in 2013. He has also taken part in a number of sculpture symposiums and created works integrating art into architecture, notably at the Cultural centre in Rivière-du-Loup, the Bon-Pasteur primary school in Matane and the Lévis Convention and Exhibition Centre.

SEE:
« La sculpture, de rives en rives » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #33, p. 6.
« Le lieu de tous les possibles » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #37, p. 20.
« Une nature et une ville assiégées » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #42, p. 31.
« André Du Bois : L’espace…incertain » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #45, p. 40.
« André Du Bois : De Gré / De Forces » by John K. Grande, ESPACE #52, p. 43.
« Comme jadis un certain Diogène…» by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #70, p. 29.
« André Du Bois : La chair des rêves » by Guy Sioui Durand, ESPACE #86, p. 44.