Kocoon spa invites you to its Art Exhibition by Jiali Art Gallery. The exibition presents paintings from Seba L’allemand, artist and image maker from France.
His artwork: The Bubble
The bubble rises up and is pierced by the tip of the air; the shreds of its former life floating down onto the paper.
The promethean dancer may pour his whole energy into reaching the height of the bubble; yet he will never be able to push his physical being when his goal never stops limiting his movements. Seba brings him back to the page where the bubble is perched. He places his promethean dancer onto the photograph and leans over it to stare at what he sees.
Seba stares at the ground to create a painting which he will name Pinocchio.
From the ground emerge craters and black holes, meteorites and suns, a head and a body.
Who knows what is created, if this body and this head are the fruit borne of Seba’s work. Those materials that he mixes and kneads, do they pierce the bubble and tear the dancer apart?
From the bubbles that pop, from the dancer who throws himself, from the painting that emerges from the ground … is this the chain of creation? Are these works of art created in the same organic way the world was?
The only truth known for certain is the deep and encompassing unity of these three forces in Seba’s work.
About Seba Lallemand
Artist, image maker — Born in 1973 at Saint Martin d’Hères, France.
Seba Lallemand was born in Saint-Martin-d’Hères / France. He spent his childhood in West Africa (Gabon and Ivory Coast). After his art school studies (at ESAD / Orléans), in 1998, he joined Fabrica (Italy) directed by Oliviero Toscani where worked on visual projects and was the author of a short film “Afterwords”, which was presented at the Venice, Rotterdam, Paris, Croatia and Rome film festivals. Upon his return to Paris, he worked as a video director on the Gotan Project French Music Award 2002 and also as a freelance designer. In 2003, he set up “Eyesmile” an advertising and communication company in Hong Kong. In 2007, he worked as a cinematographer for Wang Bing (Brutality Factory), and as a cinematographer for Ai Weiwei’s Fairy Tale project in the Kassel Documenta international exhibition (Germany).
Since 2009, he is based in Trôo, a troglodyte village in France… From there, he decided to distance himself with the digital communication…
“On a sheet of paper, I’m drawing with a Bic and Tipp-Ex… On a sheet of paper or a canvas, I’m drawing painting with ink bubbles… Sometimes I add oil paints or pigments… I’m IN PROGRESS… Currently, I’m painting with oil colors… When I’m not in the workshop, I’m taking pictures…”