From May 7 to September 4, 2023
Onira Lussier uses a variety of different techniques to create her series of textured line drawings, which are often based on living things. By thickening and broadening the lines as she goes, sketching them over and over again, the images start to take on the appearance of sculptures. Her drawings become like solid objects – an extraordinary effect in and of itself –with dense
shapes and patterns similar to a biomorphic style.
A native of Quebec City who now divides her time between Montreal and Lanaudière, Onira Lussier began her career in the performing arts. In 2010, she earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching the dramatic arts at Université du Québec in Montréal (UQAM) and in 2016, she completed a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts at Université du Québec in Chicoutimi (UQAC). Her background in the world of theatre led her to becoming interested in interpreting the body through drawing. Lussier’s large-format artworks are conceived as sculptural pieces and her complex designs create universes that are partly organic, partly inanimate.
Photo credits © Jean-Michel Naud Photographe