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With a practice based on “communicating ideas in a simple, attractive, and sometimes comical way,” Aless’ work combines bright colours, flowing shapes and cultural references, executed using silkscreening and Risograph. She is currently based in Montréal where she shares a small studio with a friend and fellow illustrator.

Looking at Aless’ portfolio, there’s a clear style that rings true. Block colours combine to form shapes, which in turn, allow us to understand the composition, which is often devoid of any outlining. Currently, it’s an aesthetic informed by her interest in vintage ads, design and printing techniques. “[I] have found many sources of inspiration by looking at object shapes and colours and how the appropriate typography can be united with an image to create a strong visual message and feeling,” she explains. “I am also into using patterns and textures to add visual complexity and second levels of meaning to my images.”

By Ruby Boddington via itsnicethat.com


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The New York Times, The Tribune UK, Google Android, Gramafilm, Le Devoir, Reader's Digest, MU, Culture Montréal, Studio Caserne, L'Actualité, PICA Magazine, Urbania, La Presse +, Camellia Sinensis, MURAL Festival, Montreal School Board, LNDMRK

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Grand Prix LUX RelèveFrancophiles dans la ville. 2019.
3X3 Annual no. 15. Editorial Illustration. 2018. 
Grand Prix LUX ÉtudiantEditorial Illustration. 2018. 

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Sketch Show, group show, Le Livart, 3980 St Denis St. (Montreal) May 2020
Aire de Jeux, group show, Le Livart, 3980 St Denis St. (Montreal) Aug. - Sept. 2019
Sale Caractère, group show5520 Chabot St. (Montreal), Jun. - Jul. 2019
20 X La Pastèque, group show, 102 Laurier St. (Montreal), Nov. - Dec. 2018
Red Bull House of Art, ICON 10 group show, 1551 Winder St. (Detroit, MI), Jul. 13 2018
Foufounes Électriques, duo with Vickie Vainionpaa, 87 St-Catherine St. (Montreal), Dec. 2017
Magdalena Bar, 4005 Notre-Dame St. (Montreal), Jan. 2017 - Jun. 2018

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Aless Mc’s series 50 Shades of Green illustrates strains of cannabis. itsnicethat.com. Mar. 25. 2020
Interview with Latitude Magazine. explorelatitude.com. July 19. 2019
Vous ne reconnaitrez plus ces trois autobus de la STM. journaldemontreal.com. Jun. 19, 2018
L'art fait son nid. quartierdix30.com. Apr. 26, 2018
Le Blossom: restaurant et bar à sakés des plus somptueux! tastet.ca. Feb. 19, 2018
Le Red Tiger is an authentic addition to Montreal's culinary landscape. we-heart.com. Jan. 9, 2018 
Le Blossom: une esthétique entre tradition et futurisme. index-design.ca. Dec. 15, 2017
Le Blossom: splendide resto-bar à sakés du village. tastet.ca. Nov. 25, 2017

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