Laurent Lavaill was born in Quebec on July 14, 1967, the year of the Montreal World Fair, into a family of artists of Catalan origin. He was only 16 years old when he was accepted at the Beaux-Arts de Perpignan. Following his studies, Lavaill returned to Quebec to begin a career as an illustrator and graphic designer, which he has pursued ever since in parallel with his pictorial artistic approach.

His pictorial work seeks to capture and reflect his view of the human soul, to capture the essence of people, through melancholic portraits without words or likenesses, where the imperfection of the gesture deliberately dominates, precisely thought as a guarantee of humanity. In recent years, the portrait has even become a research tool in itself.

Laurent Lavaill’s work can be found on both sides of the Atlantic, in temporary exhibitions and in private collections.