Jeff Ladouceur
Canadian, born 1976
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP at Art Toronto,
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP

Self-taught artist Jeff Ladouceur works primarily in ink and graphite drawings, but has also experimented in huge-scale sculptures, inflatables, and mixed media. Throughout his surrealistic drawings, Ladouceur’s cast of tragic, often disfigured characters seem to wander, mope, and float in undefined spaces, almost comically resigned to their fates. For Floater (2008), he crafted a giant inflatable version of one of his characteristic, undulating figures, and installed it on the façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery.