Since the mid-1960s, Monique Brassard and Yvon Cozic have created a bold and original body of work that is sustained by a great degree of free expression. Influenced by Pop Art, among other sources, their practice is marked by a wide range of formal explorations, a sharp critical sense, and a playful attitude that upends dominant artistic conventions. Often displaying unusual colours and materials, and conveying the artists’ keen interest in tactile and olfactory sensations, their work is innovative both on a formal level and in its tendency to assert art’s relationship to the everyday environment. The pair is also well recognized for its contribution to the development of installation art in Quebec.

Portait of Cozic.
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay (2009)