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Leah Desmousseaux

1995 Cahors, France

7 Works exhibited

Current location

Nantes

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Born in 1995, Leah Desmousseaux lives and works in Nantes (FR). She graduated from the Ecole des Beaux- Arts de Nantes Métropole with the congratulations of the Jury.

Leah Desmousseaux creates “desert images” using an ancient process: the cyanotype. She uses large sheets of very thick Arches paper (680g) on which she prints the images she created from the hybridization of analog and digital photographic processes.
The artist works from physical and dematerialized archives: antique museums, natural history museums, archaeological and geological sites, illustrated books, photo libraries and internet flows. Then, by manipulating the image-matter and the paper, she seeks to decontextualize and encrypt the reading of these sources of knowledge.

Leah Desmousseaux explains: « Borrowing from the codes of military and scientific imagery, playing with the cut, the inversion of scale, the stratification of the processes of appearance, the loss of information, I transform the image into a form of index abstraction. My images-deserts offer a space-time for the gaze, in opposition to the incessant flow of signage in which our daily perceptions are carried away. »

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Collection of the Festival de l’image, Le Mans. Artothèque du Pays d’Héricourt
Artothèque de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

Heliographie Magazine, no2, Nantes (2020)
Felicità 19, catalogue d’exposition, ed. École Nat. sup. des Beaux-Arts, Paris, p. 68-71 (2019) thegazeofaparisienne.com, Ecole des Filles, Florence Briat-Soulié, 20 août 2019
huffingtonpost.fr, Leah Desmousseaux, lauréate du concours Art Students Week 2018, Alexia Guggémos, 07 déc. 2018
theeyes.eu, Lauréat(e) Art Students Week 2018, Alexia Guggémos, 13 déc. 2018

Works by Leah Desmousseaux

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2020

5.5 x 4 cm

2020

5.5 x 4 cm

2020

5.5 x 4 cm

2021

187.5 x 92.5 cm

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2020

54.4 x 35 cm

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2020

54.5 x 35 cm

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2020

170 x 110 cm

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