Joël A. Prévost
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Professional artist sculptor Joël A. Prévost was born in Lac-Saint-Jean in 1963 and settled in Montréal in 2006 after a lengthy stay in British Columbia, where he launched his artistic career in ballet and contemporary dance, then went to Nova Scotia to study community development.
He subsequently returned to British Columbia, where he worked with different non-profit organizations and local art gallery. He also acted as a promoter and producer of cultural events, mainly in the realms of jazz and new music. At the same time, he taught himself sculpture.
In 2009, he established in Montréal the Atelier de Sculpture du Village, where he teaches sculpture using live models to students at different levels, in particular professional artists and 3D designers seeking to perfect their skills in rendering the human body.
He subsequently returned to Vancouver Island in 2017.
His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and China.
My approach centres primarily on the polymorphic representation of the body in clay, a medium that is at once the cradle of humankind and its first medium of artistic expression.
My works draw on my thorough knowledge of anatomy enriched by my experience as a dancer.
I seek to fix the ephemeral movement and fleeting emotion stemming from the balance, beauty and energy of the body that evolves in space and projects there its soul by playing with volumes, line and compositions that border on abstraction and lead matter to defy gravity.
Some of my works are cast in bronze, but most of them are in clay that have been kiln-fired up to four times. Their unique glaze is the result of intensive research I have conducted on enamels, thus developing innovative combinations of minerals and oxides.