In Thomas Levy-Lasne’s hyper-realistic paintings, bodies and environments melt into a frozen temporality. In his charcoal paintings, the forms take advantage of the charcoal dust to freeze in the same warm breath. At the heart of his latest series of distanciel charcoal, light is as close as our gaze is distant, a strange selfie in the glow of a telephone, contemporary chiaroscuro influencing the precision of the pencil.
Thomas Levy-Lasne supports the influence of social and ecological questionings on the choices of his subjects and his paintings, in search of an equal treatment between characters and landscapes. It is a subjective and directed look that the artist casts on the uncertainties of our daily life.
Represented by the gallery Les Filles du Calvaire