A bachelor in graphic design, Gérard Dansereau continues his life as a painter in parallel with his career as a graphic designer for more than 40 years.
In love with colour, shapes and textures, Dansereau stands out for a style that can be described as joyful contemporary art. He is particularly known for the creation of his famous feline, the cat Kat Mandou, which appears in several of his works. The painter also develops an impressive series of abstract works, which take us to the edge of an enigmatic universe.
In one of his articles on Gérard Dansereau, Robert Bernier writes that "Dansereau's painting is off the beaten track, both in its form and language and in its position in the visual arts." His practice is a testament to a fruitful multi-disciplinary approach. At home, elements such as chromatic games, contrasts and textures are combined with inscriptions of letters, images or fragments of texts. Influenced by American Pop Art, Dansereau does not hesitate to incorporate signs, personal notes and borrowings from popular culture to build his own visual language.
As a graphic designer and illustrator, he worked with distinction in the world of graphic communications in both publishing and advertising. He also taught graphic and visual arts at Ahuntsic College. In fact, there is now the Gérard Dansereau Award for excellence in illustration of a college student. He himself has won numerous awards, and he has won, among other things, the prestigious Coq D'Or of the Advertising Club for Hergé in Montreal. A milestone of his career was the creation of the official emblem of astronaut Julie Payette in 1999.
With the vitality that we know, always the same dynamism, always the same strength, always the same intensity of color.