Eve Saint Jean
Originally from the Laurentides (Quebec, Canada), I live and work in Montreal (Québec, Canada). After completing a DEC in Visual Arts at Cégep Lionel-Groulx, I explored various university programs such as the Bachelor of Architecture at UdeM and the Bachelor of Environmental Design at UQÀM. I also completed a certificate in Art History at UdeM. Having acquired various knowledge within these varied disciplines, I chose to pursue my career as a self-taught visual artist by integrating these multiple artistic visions explored.
As a multidisciplinary visual artist, I explore the echo created between abstraction and figuration, the digital and the material, the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional. To do so, I mix different artistic practices such as painting, drawing, 2D animation and sculpture. I pay particular attention to shadows and light, both rivals and complementary, but also to colours, rich in their symbolism and creators of emotions.
Fascinated by the complexity of the human being, my works represent the multiple disorders present in our current society which I analyse in the light of disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology and theology. I translate the archaic moral ideals, that shape our society and our collective unconscious, into a more current, neutral and universal approach.
Identifying myself as queer, my creations tend to reach an ideal of neutrality. I often address the question of identity and gender complexity, finding inspiration from my own personal reflections and experiences.
2021, Amnésie Collective, Galerie AVE, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2019-2020, Temporalité et Langages de création, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2018, Cc:, The Letter Bet gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2017, Dissonances, Galerie AVE, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2021, WE, Rad Hourani gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2021, Anywhere but here, Slow Burn NY, The Canvas Bowery, New York, USA
2020, Nature / Technology : Part II, Slow Burn NY, The Canvas Bowery, New York, USA
2019, Abstractions, Archive Contemporary gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2019, Le Phénomène de l’Instant Présent, Galerie Le Livart, Montreal (Qc), Canada
2019, Futur, Galerie Marc Gosselin (Nuit Blanche Montréal), Montreal (Qc), Canada