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Marie-Josée Roy

Born in Trois Riveres and educated at the University of Quebec, Marie-Joseé Roy has established herself as successful artist on the Canadian scene after first gaining popularity within Montreal’s underground art scene. Roy works as both a painter and sculptor employing metal as her primary material. She has focused her artistic approach on breathing life into this otherwise defunct medium. Forcing herself to explore the inherently cold, hard lines of metal, Roy is challenged to use her techniques in such a way that one can relate to this otherwise eternally static medium. Using forged iron, stainless steel, wood and ink, Roy has found an outlet that allows her to fully engage in a completely unique form of individual creativity.

Through use of etching, welding, engraving and image transfer, Roy’s images look as if they are sitting just below the surface, waiting for someone, or something, to set them free of their metal bounds. Taking inspiration from her own life, elements of her childhood, friends, family and lovers all surface in her works as part of a collective dialogue which is directed towards a pointed question: what makes us the way we are?
Symbolically clothed in images referring back to the Romantic and Renaissance time periods, these conceptual skins are meant to evoke the idea of our own personally engrained histories, each as individual as our finger prints.

The viewer is meant to relate to Roy’s execution of the human form. Both her sculptures and paintings have the ability to evoke happenings in the pasts of their audience: inability to move forward, metaphorical armour, love and fear. Her sculptures reinterpret the two dimensionality of her paintings and evoke such human feelings and movement that that it seems only appropriate they dangle delicately just above the ground, swaying with the current of any passing breeze.

Though metal has the potential to expel a sense of cool distance, Roy insists that her works are the product of a spontaneous and loving creative space. Her art is a result of heart, body and soul working together in order to manifest a physical depiction of her creative mind.

"That which distinguishes my work is my monochrome art pieces and the way which I utilize metal. My universe is becoming more and more poetic as well as symbolic. My creative space is not one that holds limits but one that is in constant movement. It is very spontaneous, intuitive, and loving. My heart, soul, and body are all at work in unison." – Marie- Joseé Roy

Entrelacs 1
Ink on aluminum
48" X 36"
Entrelacs 5
Ink on aluminum
48" X 36"
Humanité
Steel and glass
75" X 18" X 8"
L'accalmie
Ink on aluminum
60" X 48"
Le main-nez
Ink on aluminum
24" X 24"
Le Jardin
Forged steel and wood
65" X 15" X 15"
Le Roi
Mixed media on aluminum
48" X 24"
Diffusion
Ink on aluminum
18" X 36"
Impavide
Ink on aluminum
24 " X 24"
Le Rocher
Ink on aluminum
48" x 36"
Guide III
Mixed media on aluminum
60" X 12"
Le grand bleu
Ink on aluminum
84" x 48"
Silence 2
Ink on aluminum
12" x 12"
Parenthèses prioritaires
Ink on aluminum
18" x 18"
Débranchement
Ink on aluminum
60" x 24"
L'Entracte
Mixed media on aluminum
60" X 84"
Tendre la main
Forged steel and wood
96" X 8" X 12"
     

 

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Lizbeth
Mixed media on aluminum
60" X 24"
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Reconnaître
Ink on copper
96" X 36"
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Le lieu
Steel and concrete
36.5" X 12.75" X 12"
Sold
Guide II
Mixed media on aluminum
60" X 12"
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L'Antre
Forged steel and wood
75" X 12" X 12"
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L'encrage
Steel and concrete
34" X 21" X 12"
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La Nouvelle Alliance
Mixed media on aluminium
96" x 48"
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Nouvelle hera
Ink on aluminum
24" x 12"
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Force L
Ink on aluminum
10" x 8"
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Justin
Ink on steel wok
16" X 16" X 7"
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Au fil de l'âge
Ink on aluminum
7" x 9"
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Rayonnera
Ink on aluminum
12" x 28"
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Ensemble
Ink on aluminum
60" x 48"
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La portée
Ink on aluminum
48" x 24"
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L'Action de Grâce
Ink on aluminum
9" x 13.5"
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L'Artiste
Ink on aluminum
9.5" x 9"
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Moment Présent (femme)
Ink on aluminum
84" x 36"
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La bénédiction
Ink on aluminum
72" x 30"
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Au nom du père
Ink on aluminum
72" x 36"
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Nous sommes un
Ink on aluminum
84" x 48"
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