Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by French artist, Sebastien Leon. The exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

Sebastien Leon’s paintings are an extension of his practice as a sculptor and sound artist. The departure point for each painting is a three dimensional sculptural rendering projected onto a wood panel. The lines of the sculptural rendering serve as a geometric guide that he uses to apply strips of tape to guard off negative space before the painting process begins. He meticulously builds up an abstracted pseudo-landscape through layers of acrylic painting, all the while preserving the minimal scaffold of his three-dimensional rendering.

Sebastien Leon’s paintings bring to life ethereal physical environments that are at once tangible yet entirely abstract. His compositions map imagined spaces that seemingly stretch far beyond the borders of each piece. Geometric figures commingle with dripping paint and splashes of bright colors, resulting in a unique visual quality that is both meticulous and deliberate, but also uninhibited and spontaneous.

Sebastien Leon was born in Blois, France in 1973. He has exhibited sculpture and sound installations in Europe and the U.S. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by artist, Alexandra Hedison. The exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

Alexandra Hedison is known for her abstracted and surreal photographs of landscapes and interiors. In 2014, she began photographing exterior storefront windows in Paris that had been painted over to conceal the interior space that was either abandoned or in transition. Hedison found a happenstance beauty in these “found paintings” that have a fresco like surface. Brushstrokes of swirled paint are scratched and pock-marked by the workers inside who unintentionally scrape away the paint as they brush past the glass. Each mark serves as a record of time and transition and every day these facades shift a bit revealing what is taking place within. Often the reflection of adjacent architecture or tree lined sidewalks are reflected on the surface of the glass revealing a city in motion and the lives of its inhabitants.

Conceptually the found paintings become a metaphor for shifting identity with a direct dialogue about Paris as a city deeply etched by the forces of old and new, remembered and forgotten, perpetually in transition.

Alexandra Hedison was born in Los Angeles, California in 1969. She has exhibited in Europe and the U.S. Her work is in public and private collections including Barclay’s Capital, CQ Global and Participant Media. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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