Fabienne Rancourt

First Years

After studying art at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), I perfected my training at the École de dorure et de restauration de papier in Paris. I then went on to refine my knowledge by enrolling in a course in architectural carpentry and cabinetmaking in Montreal.

At the beginning of my career, my work was marked by the use of noble materials, such as gold and silver leaf, which I applied to wood sculptures that incorporated other materials such as metal. From this experience emerged a masterful sculpture called “The Dragon”. My style of painting was abstract at first.

The Present

Evolution, as a privilege of experience, led me to a more off-beat art style of painting. Inspired by the great Master Francis Bacon, I started experimenting with disproportion and geometry in my work.

My style of sculpture also underwent a profound metamorphosis. The prodigious idea of transposing my work into material replicas was a titanic task.

My passion: Directing. 

My obsession: To create portraits that transcend the physical reproduction of a character. I look into the abyss of the subject’s soul to reveal it’s darkest side, and make beauty out of it.