Valérie is a Canadian painter, hailing from Montreal, whose creative pictorial vision has been shaped through the many forms of art that have influenced her over the years, be it dance, ceramics, sculpture, or illustration. She started painting at the age of 10 and spent most of her twenties exploring different medias and techniques, trying to find the right fit for her creativity. Thanks to her training as a graphic artist and her studies in fashion design, she has internalized additional techniques that have enabled her to polish her aesthetic sense.
I find myself somewhere between pop art and realism, and my art looks at society with a touch of irony. The symbols we identify with, the characters we build in our heads and the objects that come from the consumerist culture are all sources for my inspiration.
The contrasts that are the integral parts of my paintings are first and foremost a metaphor for my observations that I dress up under a candy-colored palette. Combining real graffitis found all over my hometown with suburban houses, I want to bridge the gap between things that are not usually seen in the same environment. As I bring pieces of different stories together, I want to display that what we consider right or bad, nice or ugly is only a matter of judgment.