Yves Archambault

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    Limited edition of 100 prints, 57,5cm x 44,5cm, 2013
    Print: $160 • Framed: $330

  • L’île utopique

    L’île utopique

    Limited edition of 150 prints, 64cm x 51cm, 2011
    Print: $160 • Framed: $330

  • Vénus

    Vénus

    Limited edition of 250 prints, 84cm x 28cm, 2010
    Print: $160 • Framed: $280

  • Chronos

    Chronos

    Limited edition of 250 prints, 84cm x 28cm, 2010
    Print: $160 • Framed: $280

  • Swing

    Swing

    Limited edition of 250 prints, 61cm x 38cm, 2008
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $290 • With deluxe frame: $330

  • Lien vital

    Lien vital

    Limited edition of 300 prints, 46cm x 56cm, 2007
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $250 • With deluxe frame: $300

  • Le son des silences

    Le son des silences

    Limited edition of 500 prints, 30cm x 76cm, 2006
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $250 • With deluxe frame: $300

  • Orisha

    Orisha

    Limited edition of 200 prints, 68cm x 25cm, 2005
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $250 • With deluxe frame: $300

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu

    Limited edition of 200 prints, 68cm x 25cm, 2005
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $250 • With deluxe frame: $300

  • Malandro

    Malandro

    Limited edition of 200 prints, 68cm x 25cm, 2005
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $250 • With deluxe frame: $300

  • Choeur du monde

    Choeur du monde

    Limited edition of 250 prints
    Print: $160 • With standard frame: $290 • With deluxe frame: $330

  • Saxophoenix

    Saxophoenix

    Limited edition of 100 prints
    Print: $160 • Framed: $330

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Yves Archambault

Posterist and illustrator Yves Archambault has created the official posters for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for over 25 years. Each year since the inauguration of the Galerie, his posters have been reproduced as signed and numbered silkscreens; they tell the history of our Festival. Gifted with an immense talent that never ceases to amaze collectors, our artist in residence produces original artworks glowing with visual poetry.

Yves Archambault never had to ask himself what he would do with his life, knowing as he did that his work and career would be intimately linked to drawing. No surprise, then, that after studies in fine arts and graphic advertising, he was hired as a graphic artist by L’Équipe Spectra in 1986. Two years later, he became “artist in residence” of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, creating its official posters. He is also responsible for all drawings and designs reproduced in site décor, as well as on Festival merchandise. In 1992, he created Ste-Cat, since become the Festival’s faithful companion and good luck charm. Since the 1996 opening of the Galerie du Festival on the site, his posters have been reproduced as silkscreens, and Yves Archambault has annually imagined and created a corpus of original works for each edition of the Festival. His rangy characters, elegant arabesques and evanescent chiaroscuro have charmed an impressive number of collectors from all over the world.

The artist has long chosen fluid media for his paintings; his favourite is ink. On paper or wood, he plays with darkness and limpidity, with a chiaroscuro that invokes the contrast between light and shadow characteristic to live venues. Having experienced the metamorphosis of graphic techniques, from analog to digital, the artist now works and creates in an endless to-and-fro between the drafting table and computer: he scans, enlarges, transforms colours, superimposes, to finally draw forth an image created of ink and pixels.