Born on the South Shore of Québec and now living on the Ile d’Orléans, Jacynthe describes herself as a multidisciplinary artist. Her childhood was filled with drawing and sewing, making doll clothes, as well as plush toys from scraps of fabric.
Her work is constantly diversifying: she paints, sculpts, knits, sews and is also a part-time guitarist-singer-keyboardist. After her DEC in visual arts from CEGEP de Ste-Foy and her BAC in Art Education from Laval University, Jacynthe wanted to spend time exploring various mediums. She then completed a year at the Métier d’art in sculpting and went on to teach art in different schools in Quebec. Those teaching years, marked by various orders and contracts, fueled her need to create even more.
It was in 2013 that she decided to dedicate herself fully to painting. Her work was shown in exhibits from Bas St-Laurent to Montreal, but mainly in her own town, Quebec.
Jacynthe describes her creative process as-
Nature is pure sensibility; its organization is at the center of chaos.
Halfway between naive art, street art and illustration, I find my inspirations in the nature that surrounds me.
My paintings are always made in two times, the background and the form, the approach of abstraction and then figuration.
I explore the state of calm that comes from the liberty of colours and movements and from the energy that needs to expand naturally, without restrain nor objectives. It’s in this state, without searching for a precise objective, that I form the base of the painting: throughout abstraction. I use stencils, spray paint, cloths, spatulas; anything I can find that inspires me. Then comes the figuration (the intention) superimposed, which comes into play with what is already there: the colours, the unexpected and raw shapes of the abstract background. It’s there that I express an idea or a concept inspired by my daily reflections and by my awareness through a character or elements of nature.
The line has an important place in my work. Sinuous and lively, it shows the energy moving and unifying everything. – Jacynthe Bergeron