‘Celestial Event’ by Alexandra Levasseur
Artist: Alexandra Levasseur
Title: ‘Celestial Event’
Medium: Acrylic and Coloured Pencils on Wood
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“The body of my work comes from a quest for the truth in the unexplained. The central theme is the mystery of human life in time and space. Influenced by the work of theorist and filmmaker Jean Epstein and by physicist and philosopher Étienne Klein, I seek to explore the links between Physics and different art forms, and to contribute to the intriguing conversation between arts and science. In the light of this dialogue between arts and science, I am particularly interested by the notions of time and space, life and death, and I look for answers in Biology, Physics and Quantum Physics theories and their respective latest discoveries. In this era of crisis and anxiety, my work questions our perception of the reality based on our limited human senses and knowledge of nature. I use scientific readings as a starting point to establish the basis of my work.” – Alexandra Levasseur
About the Artist:
ALEXANDRA LEVASSEUR was born in Shawinigan in 1982. She holds a BA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from University of Costa Rica (2006), a post-graduate in Illustration/Communication from EINA in Barcelona (2008) and a major in film animation from Concordia University in Montreal (2014). She was awarded scholarships for her academic excellence from Blairmore Foundation (2013) and Turtle Creek Asset Management (2014).
Levasseur’s work enjoys worldwide recognition. Invited to collaborate during the Fashion Week in Milan (2013) by Nick Knight (SHOWstudio, London), she created drawings for one of the most renowned fashion shows. For many years now, numerous books and magazines have devoted articles and publications to her work: Juxtapoz, Decover, 24 images, Ignant, Art Maze Magazine, Booooooom, among others. Her film Table d’hôte was programmed in at several international festivals (Netherlands, Greece, Ukraine, Brazil, France). Since 2008, her work has been exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in America and Europe, including prestigious museums and galleries: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2014-2015); The Picasso Museum, Barcelona (2009); and The Barra de Ferro Space, Barcelona (2008). She was a recipient of a grant from Canada Council for the Arts for her last film project (2017). This last film entitled “La singularité” was awarded the SPIRA prize at the Fantasia Film Festival of Montréal (2018). Alexandra Levasseur lives and works in Montreal.