LEBLANC, Jean-Yves (1933-2013)

Jean-Yves Leblanc, Oeuvre à géométrie variable, 1988. Bois, charnières, interventions de Sun Hee Yoon et Michel Niqueue. 35 x 25 x 61 cm.

Jean-Yves Leblanc taught for many years in the visual arts department of the Université du Québec à Montréal, training many of the artists now active in the Quebec visual arts milieu. His brightly coloured, geometric sculptures went against the formalist asceticism of the generation before him. He aimed to distance himself from this approach by creating installations comprised of boxes connected with hinges; these constructions took over the surrounding space and, like folded and unfolded three-dimensional puzzles, accentuated every angle of each component.

« Jean-Yves Leblanc : une interférence créatrice » by Madeleine Dorée, ESPACE, vol. 5, n° 2, p. 32.