‘Vision III’ by Alexandra Levasseur
Artist: Alexandra Levasseur
Title: ‘Vision III’
Medium: Earthenware, gouache and oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“Through painting, sculpture and animated films, I illustrate an ideal relationship between humans and nature. My work is inspired by Physics, Biology and Mythology, to expose the surrealism of the world.
Lately, the integration of fired clay into my practice, allows me to shape works that will last over time, while being in direct contact with the earth. I am particularly interested in the physical imprint that is inscribed in matter as a testimony to the act of human creation.” – 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.