Artist-photographer Yvon Jolivet was born in the region of Saint-François of Montmagny. At the end of the 1980s, he obtained a degree in physical geography from the University of Sherbrooke. He specialized in climatology and microclimatology (1996) at the same university. Subsequently, these lead him to various areas of expertise where he put to use his advanced scientific knowledge.
A self-taught artist in several fields, he has devoted himself to artistic photography since 2013. He has been awarded several prizes and distinctions at international level.
The maritime territory which is the “Bas-Saint-Laurent”, rich in sea spray and alive with the rhythm of the tides, contains worlds still unexplored. The photographic series “Impresssions Marines” tells the story of a rock platform between two tides and praises the present moment through permanent structures.
His approach tends to highlight the natural environment by the symbolism that emerges. He sometimes exploits a so-called proximity approach to photography that breaks up the territory into more complex fragments. This approach allows him to bring new meaning to the shapes and natural rhythm. Breaking spaces and time, mixing them together in order or in disorder to finally create a new world which was started from the old one.
Recently, some series of photographs have been part of his curriculum to immortalize, through UNESCO (HPA), certain human activities related to Quebec culture.
Yvon Jolivet would like to thank the Quebec Arts and Letters Council for their financial support.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 22nd of April at 2 p.m.