Espace Meyer Zafra

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Léopoldine Roux - Hasta el Cielo⎪Online⎪05 October - 15 November 2020

We are pleased to welcome you on our viewing room.

Due to Covid-19, we want to share with you the solo exhibition of Léopoldine Roux, which is currently displayed at the gallery. 

Photo : Thomas Gillon

Espace Meyer Zafra is pleased to present for the first time at the gallery a solo show of the French artist Léopoldine Roux, Hasta el Cielo. Born in 1979 in Lyon, Léopoldine Roux graduated from EESAB in Rennes and from ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels. Since 2010, she has carried out several artist residencies, such as at the Platform China Contemporary Art Institute in Beijing or at KAIR in Japan. She exhibits regularly in Belgium, Luxembourg and Lebanon.
Her work is part of several private collections such as the National Bank of Luxembourg and the Boghossian Foundation, and public Federation Wallonia Brussels in Belgium.

Photo : Thomas Gillon

Touching the sky, brushing the clouds, materializing the immaterial… the colour becomes a tactile area. All shades of a sunset are mixed by hand. The color’s gradients are grazed, the contrasts rubbed, the grain of the canvas massaged by my hands.  They get dirty and imprint on its surface. Hasta el cielo refers to the nebulous and immensity of the sky,  to J.M.William Turner ‘s fog trips.  A moment that sneezes in color. These are prehistoric sunsets. We are back to the cavernous paintings.

“It was a desire for escape that led me to paint this series. Confinement and then distancing reinforced this desire for nature, lightness and the need to touch. The sky has become my
landmark. To the whims of the yellows, ochres, alizarin and other colored curls, with my bare feet, I swing from one canvas to another, applying light caresses or rubbing layers of glaze mixed by hand. In a daily wandering I paint spaces of comfort, far from the world I inhabit. They are refuge paintings where the warm colors of a sunset and its twilight meet. This series gives me wings. I believe more than ever in the power of the air. With Hasta el Cielo, the air becomes a tactile and contemplative space. Defeat the darkness by painting the light. “

Léopoldine Roux, Studio’s note, July 2020

Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #6

120 x 80 cm (47,2 x 31,5 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

5.200€

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Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #17

160 x 140 cm (63 x 55,1 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

6.400€

Photo : Thomas Gillon

Léopoldine Roux

Pot(e) d'atelier #202001 / #201905 / #202002

Variable sizes

Mixed Media on ceramic, glass and bowls

2020

700€ each piece

Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #3

140 x 120 cm (55,1 x 47,2 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

5.700€

Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #8

140 x 120 cm (55,1 x 47,2 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

5.700€

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Photo : Thomas Gillon

Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #18

80 x 70 cm (31,5 x 27,6 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

3.500€

The setting in motion of color, the exploration of its range of possibilities refocuses Roux’s practice on a gestural issue. For almost 15 years, she has explored all the possibilities offered
by color. Whether through various materials such as polyurethane, chewing gum, nail polish, lacquer, gouache or oil paint, color becomes the medium of Léopoldine Roux’s artistic
practice.

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Léopoldine Roux

Hasta el Cielo #15

120 x 80 cm (47,2 x 31,5 in)

Oil and pigments on linen canvas, aluminium frame

2020

 

5.200€

Photo : Thomas Gillon

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