Yannick Pouliot takes a poetic look at human nature and the semantic aspects of domestic space. Inspired by French neoclassical interiors characterized by luxurious and opulent decor, he creates spaces and sculptures that are both seductive and unsettling. Best known for his perversely subversive antique furniture pieces, Pouliot transforms his sculptures into delectably facetious structures imbued with social satire. His work explores the tensions between illusion and reality, the seductive and the disconcerting, solitude and belonging.

Eastlake : intransigeant, 2007, Mixed media, wood, and fabric.
© Yannick Pouliot • Photo: Guy L’Heureux