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Gilles Payette

Gilles Payette graduated in 1973 from the renowned sculpture school Saint-Jean Port-Jolie in Quebec. Following this, he taught wood sculpture for many years before pursuing his career as an independent artist. Payette had the opportunity to study internationally, in New York and Seattle, under the instruction of Francois Houdé, Bertil Vallien, Gene Koss and Hank Murta Adams.

Payette started his own studio in 1995 in Drummondville, Quebec where he worked for several years before moving to the countryside outside of Montreal, where he currently resides. His pieces have been part of exhibits internationally and nationally, and are part of private and public institutions and collections. Payette has also received several awards for his work, such as a Gold Medal for sculpture at the International Gala for Visual Arts in Montreal.

Gilles Payette's artistic process evolved from working with molding metals, bronze and aluminum to molding glass and integrating this into his sculptures. He has now become well-known for his unique technique of casting glass in sand moulds and creating beautiful and dynamic sculptures from these pieces. Payette's pieces are a reflection on the body, their interaction with these materials and the forms they take, whether it is to adorn, protect, clothe or decorate. He has said of his work: "By concentrating on and deconstructing these objects that protect, that cover, that engirt the body, this evolves into a meditation on our physicality."

All of Payette's pieces have a beautiful and precious quality to them and exude an aura that is warm and energetic. Payette's original style and expertise of sculpture has made him an important figure in the crafts community in Quebec.

001
Cast Glass
19.5” x 7.5” x 6”
7056
Cast Glass
22.5” x 11” x 6.5”
Tout Seul
Cast Glass and Copper
32" X 10" X 8"
7097
Cast Glass, Wood & Steel
65.5” x 12” x 10”
7038
Cast Glass, Wood & Steel
30” x 10” x 8”
Tower
Sand cast glass
31” X 14” X 5”
Both Faces
Sand cast glass and copper
25.5” X 13” X 8”
#41 - Fragment
Cast glass
24" x 18" x 5"
SOLD
7064
Cast Glass, Wood & Steel
73” x 12” x 12”
Sold
38
Cast Glass and Steel Base
18" x 36"
Sold
#15 – Mon Coeur
Cast glass & copper
29" X 14" X 8"
Sold
#72 - Segment
Cast glass
32" x 11.5" x 8"
Sold
Patch Up
15.5” X 17.5” X 8”
Sold
Entrelacer
Cast Glass
27.5" X 11.5" X 8"
Sold
À la veste tricoté
Cast Glass and Copper
16" X 17" X 6"
Sold
#122 - Échevelé
Cast glass and copper
17.5" x 13" x 5.5"
Sold
#13 – Untitled
Cast glass & copper
15" X 11" X 4"
Sold
#79 - Enchevêtrer
Cast glass and copper
32" x 11.5" x 4"
Sold
The Observer
14” X 13” X 6”
Sold
#10 – Untitled
Cast glass & copper, steel base
29" X 16" X 8"
Sold

 

 

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