SOUCY, Jean-Jules (1951)

Jean-Jules Soucy, Dédouaner le plaisir, 2009. Photo : Daniel Rochette.

Jean-Jules Soucy studied visual arts at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He has frequently exhibited his work across Quebec and Ontario, characteristically producing sculptures and installations that actively involve the public. He transforms everyday objects into ironic and provocative pieces, as seen in the monumental Pyramide des Ha! Ha!, a pyramid standing twenty-one metres high covered in more than three thousand reflective signs. The underlying objective of his “committed bricolage” is to demonstrate that art can be a place for communication. In 2008, he received the Prix du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for visual and media arts.

« Jean-Jules Soucy : quand l’exubérance fait sens » by Pascale Beaudet, ESPACE, vol. 5 #1, p. 31.
« Art and Surplus Value » by Pascale Beaudet, ESPACE, vol. 7, n° 4, p. 6.
« Amos : The Erratic Block » by Olafur Gislason, ESPACE #42, p. 40.
« The Mark of a Place » by Manon Regimbald, ESPACE #50, p. 19.
« Humour, Games and Playfulness: What Are We Playing? » by André-Louis Paré, ESPACE #77, p. 8.
« 1994, Jean-Jules Soucy: Oeuvre pinte » by André-Louis Paré, ESPACE #81, p. 18.
« On the Nature of the Title » by Manon Regimbald, ESPACE #82, p. 16.
« Jean-Jules Soucy : Asphyxiante culture » by Nathalie Côté, ESPACE #89, p. 41.
« Incontournable : La sculpture » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE, vol. 5, no 2, p. 5.