Yoakim Bélanger’s art is centered on human bodies. He is fascinated by movements, expressions, plasticity and their universality. Across various media (painting, drawing, photography and video) Yoakim Bélanger sublimates the physical appearance of humanity and celebrates its strength, passion and grace.
In his paintings, through a work of scrap, sanding and alterations on metal plates, Yoakim reaches a vibrant and textured brushwork that merges abstraction and figurative, order and chaos, shade and light. With this work, the artist reaches his ultimate goal of portraying both body and soul.
Yoakim Belanger (b.1977) is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Montreal. He is graduated in graphic design from UQAM school of Montreal. He has directed two short films (‘If I can Fly’ and ‘Ces femmes qui marchent’) who have been acclaimed by critics in international film festivals. His artworks are presented by galleries in Canada and in the UK