lives in Montreal, speaks French, teaches graphic design
and shares her discoveries on her blog.
Guylaine started making artist books after a short bindery workshop some years ago. She has had an obsession with creativity and paper for a long time. As a graphic designer, Guylaine is upset by the enormous quantities of paper and words used and abused to push a commercial message.
The re-use of printed documents, pieces of photos and chosen words is a perpetual game for her. Using collage, drawing and manual printing she tries to give a new direction, a second life to this material.
Each book attempts to create a fusion between the contents and the container while questioning the manipulation of the object by the reader. To browse slowly through one of the artist's books is an experience, a conversation, a relationship with her and her concerns.
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Guylaine has participated in exhibitions in Canada, the United States, England and Australia.