Solo Exhibition by Nicolas Lefeuvre
9 November - 25 November 2018
La Galerie Paris 1839 is pleased to present Land(e)scapes, a solo exhibition of new ink paintings by French artist Nicolas Lefeuvre. This new series is a true inner quest of the self and a search for the aesthetic. The exhibition will be held from 9 to 25 Nov 2018.
‘Land(e)scapes are those daydreams but also an invitation to discover new territories which could be yours.’ -
- Nicolas Lefeuvre
Indigo ink and metallic gold powder on Hahnemühle cotton photo paper 330g, 118 x 96 cm
Nicolas Lefeuvre had lived in Singapore and Tokyo, settling in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2013, which is a new playground for his metamorphosis. Following and based on the idea of his previous series The State I am in, he created Land(e)scapes a few years later. Inventing an art language of his own, he constantly reflects on himself and discovers new sensations and soars in the float of body and mind.
Land(e)scapes involves very personal works, sensual and exploratory, where gold in indigo triggers the lights of an unattainable city as a guiding star to dive in our conscious. The artist likes to work and create in his Ivory Tower, immersing himself in ink and paper. He abandons the conventional way of using a standing canvas, but places papers horizontally for creation. With tools carefully chosen, his rollers disperse blue tints, thanks to the successive waves of ink which conquer the large white paper field. The work, while not losing is quintessential nature, takes on an additional essence, a new utility.
Founder of La Galerie Paris 1839 Cyril Delettre says, ‘We are pleased to present an exhibition of these new works by French artist Nicolas Lefeuvre to Hong Kong. I would like to share his poetic landscapes and his highly emotional aesthetic. I look forward to welcoming everyone in this upcoming exhibition.
With a real desire to run away from superficiality, from bling and sequined dresses, Nicolas Lefeuvre’s world is a world of beauty and holiness. His art anchored in his reality: memories, numbers, letters, ideograms, superstition. “There is no how and why in what I am doing. It is all about graphic intentions