Born in Montreal, Yves Tessier maintains studios in both New York City and Montreal, where he paints arresting and intimate small and medium scale works. Over the years, the artist has developed a unique pictorial language that explores a multitude of different scenarios and subjects. Tessier always transforms his sources of inspiration, whether they come from his surroundings, movies, newspaper clippings and more, into quiet but potently original scenes. With wet, fluid strokes laid down over dry strokes, he works in casein paints on aground of marble dust gesso, applied to aluminum and wood panels. This technique lends an extra dimension of graphically elegant flatness to his compositions; his fields of colour simultaneously evoke our quotidian reality and a profoundly intimate perspective in equal measure. As a result, Tessier transforms the everyday world we live in with a freshness of seeing that radiates a genuinely visionary atmosphere, one which has both humorously troubling, and energetically cathartic effect.
Yves Tessier : INVISIBLE À L’ŒIL NU26 May - 16 Jul 2022McBride Contemporain is delighted to present INVISIBLE À L’ŒIL NU, a solo exhibition of paintings by Yves Tessier. Based in Montreal and New York, Tessier is a highly inventive artist...Read more
Ce qui fût et ce qui est15 Jul - 14 Aug 2021McBride Contemporain is honoured and thrilled to announce the gallery’s list of represented artists, twelve individuals who as artists and people we are all delighted to be working alongside, and...Read more