Laёtitia Deschamps

I was born in Troyes in the northeast of France, but I lived mainly in the Paris region and in the west of France. I mainly exhibited my work in Paris and Pays de la Loire Region in France. I also participated in two feminist exhibitions in Kunming and Changsha in China. In 2019, I decided to move my studio in Stockholm to continue and develop my practice.

In my pictorial practice, I populate my universe with hybrid beings evoking tales, myths, animals, and monsters. Developing my universe into anthropomorphism, I create poetic images made of embraces, struggles, and entanglements of body, and these are revealed by a work of vertical ”dripping”. The impacts from black abrasions, the starting point of my work. From them, I compose: I trace and define with the willingness to create powerful images. From my aerial and nervous black features, which are part of an instinctive gesture, primitive organisms arise, testifying to a transient and fragile condition of life. In this collision of spontaneous images, I wish to assert a free figurative expression by drawing on my interiority. My artistic preoccupation is to witness the poetry and tragedy of the living world and the gap between personal mythologies and the experience of life.