‘Le Mont des Morios (The Morios Mountain)’ by Alexandra Levasseur
Artist: Alexandra Levasseur
Title: ‘Le Mont des Morios (The Morios Mountain)’
Medium: Acrylic, Pencil and Pastel on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 20” x 16”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
“This piece was inspired by a mountain I climbed a few weeks ago near by an impact crater made by an asteroid 342 ± 15 million years ago in Charlevoix, Quebec. The piece brings together many of my favorite subjects such as the passing of time, the celebration of life, the transformation of matter and cosmology. Women represent the enigmatic beauty of Nature and the mystery of life on Earth.” – Alexandra Levasseur
About the Artist:
Born in Mauricie (Québec) in 1982, Alexandra Levasseur earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the University of Costa Rica in 2006. She then moved to Barcelona and completed post-graduate studies in Illustration and Techniques of Visual Communications at the EINA School of Art and Design in 2008. Since her return to Montreal, she has spent the past few years focusing on her painting, creating animated films and furthering her studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University, in Montreal.
Levasseur’s work enjoys worldwide recognition. Invited to collaborate during the Fashion Week in Milan (2013) by Nick Knight of SHOWstudio, London, she created drawings of the most renowned fashion shows. For many years now, numerous magazines have devoted articles and publications to her work: Juxtapoz, Decover, 24 images, Hi Fructose, Ignant, Supersonic Art, Booooooom, and Exhibition-ism, among others. Her film Table d’hôte was programmed in at several international festivals (Netherlands, Greece, Ukraine, Brazil, France). Her works have been exhibited in 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).