Artist’s path: Born in 1952 in Drummondville (Québec, Canada), André Boisvert grew up with his parents. He inherited from his mother a love of words, reading and research. He learned by working beside his father, a mechanically-oriented man who passed on to him his gift for repairing, recycling and inventing objects. André inherited from him an ingeniousness that he would apply to all areas of life. The call of nature brought Boisvert to Duchesnay, where he completed a forestry course.
Artistic evolution: Throughout his journey, Boisvert has created spontaneous works wherever he may have been. His travels have enabled him to use everything at his fingertips to produce transitory sculptures that he leaves behind. The artist draws travel notebooks for use as inspiration later on. A seasonal worker by trade, he devotes his winter months to travel, vegetal works and sculptures from recovered objects: rusty car parts, sheet metal panels, concrete truss, etc. Giving new life to objects or plants motivates him and opens his perspective to hidden dimensions, both of the materials and of himself. He has compared his creative process to a meditation.