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Jean-Marie Laberge

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Jean-Marie Laberge, sculptor

Jean-Marie Laberge is a native of Chicoutimi, Quebec. A sculptor since 1972, he has an inexhaustible imagination and an impeccable drawing technique. In his bronzes, the essential motif always remains firmly declared, but evanescent in its particularities.

Jean-Marie Laberge
His date and place of birth
Jean-Marie Laberge is from Chicoutimi.

His education, his career
Trained in the artistic practices prevailing at the end of the 1960s at the University of Montreal, he perfected his approach at the School of Grand Masters in Paris between 1960 and 1964. Then, he extended his aesthetic perceptions in the Anglo-Saxon environment, at John Cass College in London and at C. University in Washington in 1967 and 1968 where he obtained a master's degree in fine arts with a major in sculpture. During the 1980s, he pursued his approach at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Finally, in 1989 he completed an extended internship in Sculptural Art in Bristol, England.

Sculptor, painter and teacher, Jean-Marie Laberge is endowed with a springing inspiration. He has never ceased to refine his aesthetic judgment during his career, thus leaving no room for incoherent chance in the realization of his work. Through his thoughtful compositions, the artist has reached a maturity that assures him an enviable place among the artistic people of Quebec. His monumental sculptures, erected for the most part in Saguenay, constitute the jewels of a production of innumerable works of lesser size having been the subject of multiple exhibitions throughout the world.

His work, his art
The work of Jean-Marie Laberge owes its original mark to his inexhaustible imagination served by an impeccable drawing technique. A child's head vaguely covered with a scarf, a slightly crouching figure, a bird brushing the ground provide in their banality of vision the essential stimuli allowing the artist to penetrate not only the mysteries of nature, but also to extract the archetypes exerting an admirable fascination on the subconscious of the viewer.

Jean-Marie Laberge's sculptures are sorts of primordial writing largely covered in space. The essential motif always remains solidly declared, but evanescent in its particularities. A mouth or eyes are all the more present as they are evaded in their reduction to a pure suggestion. This is how his production bears witness to a questioning that has survived the blows of pure abstraction in recent decades. Great good for him, the authentic visual poetics will always be those drawn from realism, however hallucinated it may be.

Jean-Marie Laberge has been represented by the Au P'tit Bonheur Art Gallery since 1991.