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Jiali Art Exhibition at Kocoon spa

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…”