Day-Night, Soleil

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Gouache, Paper Collage, on Board 1983
35 × 59 in 88.9 × 149.86 cm

About Day-Night, Soleil

The clean, contemporary lines of this large graphic diptych were created by Canadian artist Yvonne Lammerich. This is one of a series of paint and paper collage pieces that were shown at the Maison des Congrés in Paris. Each side of the diptych mirrors the other in form and colour—the palette a golden yellow, mandarin, deep red, black and white. Here the artist is exploring the idea of similarity and difference expressed in form and colour.

“I .. liked the idea of integrating materials of different origins and purposes.”
Yvonne Lammerich

"Lammerich has always been interested in patterns, but patterns understood through the sieve of a colour-sensibility and syntax that conserves its freshness, its originality and its dynamism." James Campbell, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf

Yvonne Lammerich was born in Germany in 1946. She emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. Lammerich attended the Ontario College of Art and also received a master’s in art history from Concordia University in Quebec. She furthered her studies and acquired a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. While pursuing her own art, she also taught at York University, OCAD University, the University of Lethbridge, and Zayed University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is held in numerous private and public collections.