Jeff Ladouceur

Born 1976
Hometown Vancouver, Canada
Lives and Works New York, NY

Jeff Ladouceur Gallery Art

ZieherSmith, New York, NY

Canadian artist Jeff Ladouceur has a cult following for his meticulous draftmanship and his distinctive mix of melancholy and humor. The inhabitants of Jeff Ladouceur's meticulously rendered universe are a motley bunch, "always in metamorphosis," according to curator Jordan Strom.

New York Times critic Ken Johnson writes: "With a finely pointed pen in black ink and a meticulous touch, this Vancouver-based artist draws cartoons about a bald, long-nosed, sad-sack of a character called 'Schmo.' Our hero's struggles with ordinary existence and surrealistic encounters with cloud-creatures, tiny elephants, octopi, and an abominable snowman are funny, weird, and touching."

The artist has said about his work: “I’m not making a comment; it’s more like an emotional snapshot, little scenes. It’s just coming from the back of my head to my fingers, and then at times, there is an idea or disjointed narrative, but that’s open to interpretation. I keep mine to myself.”

Ladouceur has had solo shows at galleries including ZieherSmith, New York; Richard Heller, Santa Monica; and Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris. His massive inflatable sculpture was featured at the Canadian museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery. Group shows include those at The Hole, New York; White Columns, New York; and Tim Barber's traveling exhibition, Tiny Vices. His popular series of books include the sold out Ebola.

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