Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Sébastien Levigne, ‘Like A Bird’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

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Initially, there was nothing that destined Sebastien Levigne to become an artist. In college Sebastien opted for a scientific training in biochemistry. During that time he began to paint in the evenings and weekends. He participated in many shows at the same time as he was completing his thesis. The oceans were his favorite themes (rocks, low tide, washed up buoys...). In 2003, he decided to abandon his scientific projects to embark on an artistic career. Today he lives and works in a small town north of the Deux-Sèvres (France). He has exhibited regularly since 2005.

The birth of his daughter encouraged him to turn to a more narrative and autobiographical style of painting. From a classical figurative style, he changed to a more abstract style. He abandoned marine themes in favor of urban areas. The artist felt the needed to capture the moments shared with his child: "I paint walls on the canvas to tell stories, moments of life to keep track of the past." Sebastian Levigne is interested in the trace of man on the urban landscape. He draws his inspiration from everyday life, music and poetry.

His artworks are based on a harmony of defined colors. He makes use of patterns as an excuse to work the transparency of colors and material effects, using the knife to give relief to the background. Then he completely covers the canvas with acrylic paint before adding lines, scratches, and bands using various techniques (collage, spray-paint, graffiti...). The work is created as he goes along.

Text plays an important role in his work. Numbers, words, and phrases maintain a symbolic connection with change and ascension (ladder, stairs...) with which the artist combines man (woman and child). Between figuration and abstraction, his works reveal complex compositions in which the character is central. Beset by a profusion of details, his characters struggle to exist amid a forest of patterns.

Exhibitions

2016
AAF New York, Spring Edition, New York
AAF Hong Kong

2015
"Echanges de Regards" Aubigny
AAF NYC, New York, USA
"Artistes pour l'Espoir" Mouilleron le Captif
Love Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
AAF Hong Kong
OFI Asset mangement 22, rue vernier 75017 Paris
"25 Artistes pour l'Espoir" Chantonnay
AAF Battersea - Autumn Collection

2014
Exposition Théatre Saint-Louis, Cholet
AAF Hong Kong (Linda Blackstone)
AAF New York (Linda Blackstone)
Exposition PRIMAVERA, Cholet
Artistes Pour l'Espoir, Mouilleron le Captif
Galerie des 7 arts, Castres Gironde
Callios et LW&Associés, Cholet
AAF Hampstead Heath, London, NW3 (Linda Blackstone)
Galerie Aude Guirauden, Toulouse
Art3G à Bordeaux, Galerie Ines, Bordeaux
Salon Impressions d'ARTS, Sautron
"Artistes pour l’Espoir - 20 ans " Chantonnay
AAF Battersea Park, London (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
AAF Singapore (Linda Blackstone Gallery)

2013
AAF Singapore (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
"25 Artistes pour l'Espoir" à Chantonnay.
AAF Autumn Edition, Battersea Park, London (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Exposition collective 23/23, Starter Gallery, 5 rue Soyer Neuilly Sur Seine
AAF Hampstead Heath, London (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
L'art descent dans la rue, Place du donjon, Niort
Artistes pour l'Espoir, Mouilleron-le-Captif (85)
AAF New York City, Chelsea, NYC - TBC (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
AAF Hong Kong (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
AAF Singapore (Linda Blackstone Gallery)

2012
AAF New York City, Spring Edition (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
AAF Battersea Park, Fall Edition (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
AAF Singapore, Fall Edition (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Galerie Egregore, Lyon

2011
Affordable Art Fair, New-York, Spring Edition (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London SW (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London NW (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Singapore Affordable Art Fair, Singapore (Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Galerie Marceau, Nantes
Galerie Eclat d’art, Colmar
Galerie Carte Blanche, Royan
Galerie des Lombards, Mougin-village
Galerie Egregore, Lyon

2010
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London SW (The Linda Blackstone Gallery)
Musée de Bressuire : Ombres et murmures avec Jean Marc Bourasseau
Participation aux Prix des Mouettes, La Rochelle

Represenations

Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Art Espace, Toulouse-Blagnac, France
Grafic Encadrement, Niort, France
Carré d’artistes
Linda Blackstone Gallery, Rickmansworth, Great Britain
Paragon Gallery Cheltenham, Great Britain
Atelier Galerie Aude Guirauden, Toulouse, France
Sociétaire ARTISTES POUR L'ESPOIR

Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the back.