Painted since childhood, the choice to practice painting as a profession was therefore natural for Lucie Legrand, it was after training in 2005 that she began the profession of s painter. Already much involved in drawing, she then discovered mural painting and large formats, an approach that would be decisive for the rest of her career.
She appropriates materials, texture research, oil painting in addition to acrylic and ink that she already masters on paper and canvas, the practice of trompe l’oeil opens her eyes to the elements who surround us. The profession of painter in interior decors evolves towards the live performance, the audio-visual and the event, varying the supports and the universes.
In addition to her job as a set painter, the need to express herself in a more personal way becomes essential. Her practice in public space began during a project she created in the Middle East in 2013, inspired by local culture, its crafts and the codes of a cultural identity.
The impact and the exchange with the inhabitants reinforces her approach to intervening in an urban environment and she devotes since part of her production to painting outdoors, under the name of Lima Lima, on the walls of the city or of other supports that allow us to convey an artistic vision, convinced that art can express itself on everything that surrounds us and surprise us at every street corner. She then adds spray paint and airbrushes to her palette in the workshop. Painting on a larger scale allows him to perceive this mode of expression as an important element to integrate into our living environment.
Her work is centered on the human and the living, she also explores geometry, constellations, placing the human in another dimension. She attaches importance to the poetry of the details which life surrounds us. She also works in a workshop at the “peninsula” in Paris, a place of creative development and pictorial experimentation.
Her current approach takes place on three axes, urban art, personal work in the workshop and painting in decorations, one echoing the other, varying the supports, extending the limits of fields of application in order to surprise and move. It makes ideas and inspirations travel thanks to a personal and sensitive vision, and tends to create an exchange with the spectator.
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