Born in 1980, Paris, FR
Lives and works in Paris, FR
Fête 72, 2015, print
Thomas Levy-Lasne fully fits into a history of classic painting – figurative and realistic – as he uses oil painting, and more recently, watercolor and drawing. He finds inspiration in today’s world and often in his daily life. Working from photomontages or webcam photos, Levy-Lasne transcribes everyday scenes such as friends on the beach, a corner of the kitchen, young people in a nightclub.
He thus develops a very personal kind of realism, which rejects hyperrealism as much as blur effects. The artist gives considerable attention to details, looking at the reflection of light, the fold of a skirt or the linen of a bed. In his quest for the “right idea,” he paints each object with equal tenderness and avoids everything that could give his work a narrative dimension.
Thomas Levy-Lasne (French, 1980 – ) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work has gained substantial recognition in France, where he notably had a solo show at the Caroussel du Louvre and took part in group exhibitions at leading institutions like the Centre Pompidou, the Carreau du Temple and Meymac Center for Contemporary Art. He also recently contributed to the show Kunstschorle at Projektraum Ventilator in Berlin.