b. 1975, lives and works in Lisbon
The Land(e)scapes series, produced over a period of more than four years, seems a more concrete expression of what is going on in both Lefeuvre’s painting and his unconscious. The works transcribe the density of time from a mass of memories, while lightening the weight of distressing experiences. Employing the devices of an art form derived from plasticity, the artist also used incongruous tools from his everyday domestic life.
Indigo pigments, ink, and metallic gold powder on cotton fiber paper
100 x 70 cm
About the Artist
After studying Beaux-Arts in Rennes in the 1990s, he graduated in 2000 from the Camondo School in Paris in architecture and product design.
He traveled to Asia where he opened a creative studio/gallery in Singapore in 2001. In 2004, he became the creative director of Chanel in Tokyo, then Hong Kong ( boutique design and graphic design), while painting at the same time.
It was from 2010, the year marking the beginning of the ink series, that the artist, through landscape and mental architectures, structured his style.
Essentially using ink on paper, he paints with everyday objects from the countries he travels through: kimonos, Japanese wooden shoes, mahjong dices, fabrics, stamps, printing rollers and even piano keys.
Wandering through luminous and abysmal landscapes, his work is an invitation to imaginary journeys.
He exhibits his work from Singapore to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brussels, Paris, but also in Italy and Portugal.
Collections & Exhibitions
Nicolas Lefeuvre exhibits his work from Singapore to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brussels, Paris, but also in Italy and Portugal.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2022 "Nicolas Lefeuvre: oeuvres récentes" Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris
2020 Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris
2018 Solo show “Landscapes” La Galerie, Hong Kong
Solo show “Landscapes” Chatel Gallery, Paris
2017 Solo show “Landscapes” Gallery Art CN, Shanghai
2012 Solo Show “The State 1 am in” Beige Ducasse/Chanel, Tokyo
Selected group exhibitions:
Daegu Art Fair, Seoul with V&E ART
PAD Desing & Art, Paris with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau
La Galleria Palla Blu, San Remo, with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau
Brafta Art Fair, Bruxelles, Galerie Jean-François Cazeau
“I think I see it” by Clementine de Forton & Marina Oechsner de Coninck with 63 Spotts Art Gallery, Singapore
“Aligned minds” by the curator Rita Gomes Cardoso with Cisterna Gallery, Lisbon
Brafta Art Fair with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Bruxelles
PAD online with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris
St.Art Fair with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Strasbourg
Art Paris with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau Paris
Art Paris with Galerie Jean-François Cazeau, Paris
Homa artists group show, Libon
Photo Art Fair with Gallery Art CN “Wednesday” Shanghai
“Landscapes”, Galerie Jean-François Cazeau in San Remo
Ink Now Fair with La Galerie, Taipei
Young International Art Fair with by Chatel Gallery, Paris
Collaboration and exhibition with Vanessa Franklin @Space 27, Hong Kong