A new book by the French-Canadian artist Alexandre Gérard-Lebel, titled Creative Imaginity: A Handbook of the Creative Arts and the Art of Design, is out on August 26, 2018, and is aimed at the emerging generation of creative professionals.
“A lot of our creative endeavours have been driven by the pursuit of a goal, a vision,” Gérards-Label says.
“We are a creative community of sorts, and our work is in the service of the pursuit.”
The book aims to “bring the best of our ideas into the service, the service and the pursuit, and to help all of us to understand how to do it better and to achieve our visions.”
In the words of the author: “The art of creativity is not just the art of the eye.
It is the art and the process of creating.
We must learn how to create more, not less.”
Gérards – who lives in Montreal and has a PhD in creative writing from Université de Montréal – is best known for his colourful drawings, which he draws in a variety of media.
“I love the combination of colours and textures, the juxtaposition of images, the subtle shading and the way the colours are blended together,” he says.”[In] my work, I try to bring this to life in a way that is also humanistic.”
Gerrard – who was inspired by his father and grandfather – drew cartoons of animals, birds, and flowers in the 1970s and 1980s.
“The art in my cartoons is very much rooted in my father and my grandfather’s work,” he said.
“They were very influenced by the great French painter Gérôme Gautier, who was a very prolific painter, but also a very imaginative person.”
Géré-Lévy’s work has been published in many languages, and he has also done work in print, video, film, and digital media.
He is also a prolific author, with work on over 20 books.
“Gérard is a brilliant artist, he has an incredible sense of humour, he’s extremely creative and he knows how to make something out of nothing,” Géré said.
GérARDS – LÉVRY – LAURIE, CANADA (artist) Alexandre Girard-lévy (artist, artist) born June 13, 1952 in Montrél, Québec (artist), Montreal, Québécois (artist).
Graduated from Universite du Québec à Montréale, 1968 (PhD in Creative Writing, Université des Arts et de Technology, Paris, 1968), Montreal.
Moved to Canada with my family in 1972.
I was born in Montréal, Qué., and lived with my parents in Montreal.
I moved to Canada to attend a program in New York City, where I worked in a gallery for two years.
I returned to France in 1976 to live with my aunt and uncle, where my interest in the art grew.
I studied art at Université du Québénécolinégique de Montreaux in 1982, where in 1986 I became an undergraduate student in Art History at the French Institute of Fine Arts in Paris.
After graduating, I became a professor of Art History, and later in 1996 became a lecturer in Fine Arts at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
In 2005, I was appointed as the Executive Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Montreal, where for the past 10 years I have worked with the faculty.
I am the founder and president of the Center for Contemporary Arts.
Gérand-Lecvy has been a member of the Montréalist collective Bauhaus since 1996, and has been associated with the collective since its inception.
In 2003, he was appointed President of the association of Montréali art dealers and publishers, which was subsequently renamed the Montreal Association of Art Dealers and Publishers.
He has also been a frequent contributor to various media, including television, radio, and film, in addition to the books and exhibitions he produces.
In 2006, he won the prestigious Guggenheim Prize for the most valuable contribution to art history.