Laetitia Deschamps

  Animal or human forms appear and shape themselves in my poetic chafings. More than a simple impression, for me, painting constitutes a real need, a vital force that guides me on this path that I have never ceased to tread. From my mirror image reflected through my paintings, I know that in my vast freedom, I need to preserve myself to ensure that I don’t lose site of the journey I have promised myself.


 More than simple courage, I use my diligence to draw out the most natural of my gestures and realize my canvass. These poetic states, the fruit of the path I have trodden, create a balance or a power struggle. They are intended to be a sensitive representation of the impetus of life. For me, this capacity to maintain the fragile balance of life is a source of inspiration.


 As someone who has once given life, I wouldn’t dare to speak of birth at every new work, but from deep inside, I uproot the childhood which gravitates alongside my memories. No barriers, no prison, no violence and no accusations will darken the context within which I am travelling, and I embrace the ambition which is progressively guiding me towards the freedom to be an artist.

 

 

 Born in Troyes (Champagne-Ardenne) and having spent several years in the Paris region, I currently live and work in Angers in the Maine and Loire. Interested in art and poetry from a very young age, I was later greatly moved by the paintings and glassworks of Maurice Marinot at the Beaux-Arts Museum in Troyes, to the extent that on leaving school, I chose to study art. As the digital era took hold, I studied photography under the lecturer and art theorist Jean-Claude Moineau. During this same period, I experimented with painting on porcelain whilst working for an American company. Both of these experiences served to develop my thoughts and approach to painting. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Plastic Arts in 2000, having cultivated several areas of interest: painting, sculpture, Henri Matisse, Léonor Fini, expressionism, the Fauves, Brancusi and Rodin. Having rapidly explored teaching Plastic Arts, I also frequented the world of auctioneering; both of these domains provided me with a new viewpoint on the “arts of fire” and painting. Over the years, this extensive background has combined to mould my artistic universe.