Originally from British Colombia, Gigi Wenger is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Québec City. She studied analog photography and illustration at l’Université Laval, Québec, set/costume/lighting design at the Conservatoire d’art Dramatique de Québec, and most recently, ceramics at the Maison des Métiers d’Art, Cégep Limoilou, Québec.
Gritty urban landscapes and savage folktales inspire me. Somewhere between Where The Wild Things Are, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Princess Mononoke.
Contrasts compel me. Colour and texture, form and surface. Midnight blue versus neon yellow, rough asphalt versus tender rain. The juxtaposition of two colours, or two textures, that do not go together, creates something different. These unexpected parallels, diversions, this skidding, offer multiple paths to explore. Spontaneity takes over; a narrative imposes itself. An atmosphere, a stolen breath, a stilled movement.
Shivery and fierce, a poetic reflection of our society at the edge of a new world.