Born in Quebec in 1974, Yann Normand began his career in drawing and painting. His personal experiences lead to the artistic exploration and technical development of his work. Heavily influenced by industrial materials and the desire for sculptural exploration, Normand began using of steel, welding the medium to create intricate and complex pieces which were the perfect harmony between materiality and his visual dialogue. He has been sculpting for over 12 years with each new body of work exposing more energy and dynamism through the use of steel.
The intricate welding of hundreds of pieces of steel turns fragments into forms emerging straight from Normand's imagination and his skilled metalworking. It is through this process that energy and movement become palpable in his works. Each piece demands viewers to scrutinize, in close proximity, the meticulous and stunning work that Normand creates.
Normand is humbly inspired by the balance between natural forces, silence, spiritual ideals and industrial elements. Normand strives to produce work that is honest, authentic and scalable, as each impressive sculpture represents a great deal of effort, and heart. Normand's work exposes the love and passion he has for sculpting and each piece is a testament to the scrupulous care and devotion he puts into the entire creative process.