Alexandra Levasseur | Solo exhibition
Tourner autour du Soleil (Circling the Sun), by Alexandra Levasseur
Date: December 2, 2021, to January 15, 2022
Alexandra Levasseur’s plastic practice proposes two dissimilar but not contradictory readings. A multidisciplinary artist, she paints, sculpts, and animates driven by a deep interest in, on the one hand, a scientific approach to the relationship between humankind and nature, and, on the other, the mythological, even mystical interpretation that one can draw from it. The works that make up this exhibition entitled “Tourner autour du soleil” (Circling the Sun) gravitate between these two worlds, one scientific and the other spiritual.
The gallery is organized into two series. The first combines paintings, drawings, and ceramics; techniques that were chosen as much for their aesthetic qualities as for what they offer: the relationship with the material as a testimony to the act of human creation. Clay offers a relief, a complementary perspective to the painted scenes. Alexandra Levasseur’s dreamlike universe thus adopts an almost surreal three-dimensionality.
The second series of works consists of 11 acrylic paintings on wood created in collaboration with the French musician and filmmaker Enzo Ferreira Martinez. Each painting illustrates a song from an album entitled “Astre.”