Vicky André is a French surface designer who lives and works in Montreal, Canada.
After studying and teaching Visual Arts in Paris, Vicky André quickly felt the need to combine her artistic knowledge with more concrete applications. Fascinated by fashion and contemporary art, it is naturally that she trained in leather crafts and textile design in Montreal. Her artistic universe is built primarily through her travels and urban wanderings and the images that she sees around her daily.
“I like simplicity and exuberance.
I like paradox and contradiction.
I like the constraint and the obligation.
I like the strength and the minimalism of the color black.
In this organized chaos that I impose on myself, I find the greatest creativity and rigor that strengthens me.
Obsessed by the geometric shape of the circle, I set myself the challenge to create the most graphic proposals possible, around and from this unique form. The circle that symbolizes infinite possibilities, pushes me to want to reinvent, dissect and reconstruct it to better appropriate it.
Always eager for knowledge and in perpetual admiration of the creative world that surrounds me, my approach to textile design is primarily motivated by the need to find my own personal signature. ”
Today a teacher in textile design, Vicky André combines several activities: her blog Collectif Textile, created in 2012 with her friends and associates to promote contemporary textile creation; and her print design studio called ct • studio.