“Fashion becomes out of date, style never does!” – Coco Chanel
It’s by drawing and then moulding paper shapes on mannequins that the fashion designer has been able to elaborate his ideas, materialize his visions and realize his wishes. An initial outline always serving as starting point, which is also the case in painting and sculpture.
Chalk lines or ink threads on fine China or Japan paper. Silhouetted figures in an amalgam of lines in motion that capture the eye. In drawing as in sculpture, the fashion designer flouts rules and conventions to rather dive into an abundance of knowledge acquired through cultural sharing. He is constantly seeking to further extend the boundaries of creativity.
Text by Michel Bois
Jean-Claude Poitras at Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec Qc . Vernissages: Septembre 14, 15, 16, 2016.
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