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Hélène Legrand

1959
Paris, France

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Région parisienne

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Works by Hélène Legrand

Se mouiller la nuque

2022

65 x 50cm

1500,00 €

LEGRAND, God is in the details

Hélène Legrand was born in 1959 in Paris. She lives and works in the Paris region. She graduated in plastic arts at Paris I La Sorbonne, and was presented for nearly 5 years by the Kamel Menouar gallery, which was just starting out. She was exhibited in France, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In 2009, her city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye devoted a retrospective of 25 years of painting to her at the Manège Royal. She has exhibited at the Museum of Natural History and the Bourdelle Museum in Paris, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Dublin, Ireland. She is in the collections of the Daubigny Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise, the Brives Museum and Oyonnax, among others. Since 2018, she has joined the prestigious circle of 5 women Official Painter of the Navy. Hélène Legrand's work completely blurs the line between painting and drawing, or rather achieves a kind of fusion of the two. With a breathtaking technical mastery, she revives the age-old technique of fatty tempera, or tempera and oil on canvas. An outstanding draughtswoman, she seeks to render the initial vital force and movement of nature, but has always emphasized the ethical urgency imposed on us by its fragility. She first paints on a fragile surface of silk paper or rare Asian papers. They will then be pasted on canvas, but their thinness will let see folds, cracks sometimes, absences. The scenes are intermingled, some simply evoked. The finesse of the drawing dissolves in the painting. And one feels an immense cry of revolt in front of the blows carried to the splendor of the world and the conscience of the men. An urgency to make present the living beings who disappear under our impotent eyes. To transmit, because it is the vocation of the artist.