GUEST OF HONOR
1001 VISAGES DE LA CARICATURE FESTIVAL 2018
Exhibiting artist will be present
In 1988, Yannick Lemay obtained a college diploma in Plastic Arts from the Cégep de Sainte-Foy. In the following years, he joined the world of fashion as a professional model, in Toronto and Montréal. He travels and he develops a keen interest in photography.
He returns to Québec in 1990. His professional life is then punctuated by cross-chasers, where his artistic impulses intermingle and oscillate between the world of the restoration and that of the fashion. In 1997, the birth of his son Alexis gives him the ambition and the courage to pursue seriously his artistic career. He offers his services to the media as a court croquist, with success. In 1999, He also became an independent cartoonist for Le Journal de Québec, where he produces « La semaine de Ygreck ». Thanks to the blog he creates in 2004, many people discover his talent and follow his daily work. This place of web exchanges allows him, among other things, to refine his style and develop colorful concepts. Starting in 2007, he comments on the news daily in Le Journal de Québec through the character of « Joe Bine ». Since 2009, he draws a cartoon a day for this same newspaper.
Over the last ten years, the artwork of Ygreck was highlighted and he was invited several times to speak about it in various media forums such as radio, television and the Internet, as well as in vocational training schools and workshops. In addition, some of his drawings were published on the front page of newspapers. Today, Ygreck feels more free to exercise and expose his art, his critical mind is refined and he is not afraid to say what he thinks.
Additional information :
— CARICATURE YGRECK (artist’s website) FR.