COMING EXHIBITIONS

SHANGHAI September 2019 @Photo Art Fair with Gallery Art CN 

TOKYO October 2019 Performance and exhibition for Pommery

SHANGHAI March 2020 solo show @Gallery Art CN

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

TOKYO December 2012 Solo Show “The State 1 am in” @Beige Ducasse/Chanel

HONG KONG May 2015 Collaboration and exhibition with Vanessa Franklin @Space 27

SHANGHAI September 2017 Solo show “Landscapes” @Gallery Art CN

TOKYO April 2018 Performance with Juliette Armanet for Bonjour France @Pierre Gagnaire 

PARIS September 2018 Solo show “Landscapes” @BY Chatel Gallery

PARIS October 2018 @Young International Art Fair with BY Chatel Gallery

HONG KONG November 2018 Solo show “Landscapes” @La Galerie

TAIPEI January 2019 @Ink Now Fair with La Galerie

HONG KONG May 2019 @Gallery Mabille & Chaumette / Charity Exhibition for Enfants du Mekong

SAN REMO June-Sept 2019 @Galerie Jean-Francois Cazeau “Landscapes” 

MUNICH July 2019 Performance with Juliette Armanet for Cartier 

PARIS September 2019 Performance @Merci


WEDNESDAY / SHANGHAI / ART CN GALLERY / SEPT - OCT 2019

Pendant 5 ans, tous les mercredis, j’ai cherché, trié, découpé, arrangé, des photos que j’avais prises, ou d’autres que j’avais trouvées sur les réseaux sociaux…Ces derniers ont permis a la photo de se populariser, mais l’ont aussi banalisée. Tout se consomme trop vite : la prise de l’image, la contemplation de l’image, sa consommation a grande dose…Le reflet de ce monde, aujourd’hui, dans beaucoup de domaines ( fast retail, fast fashion, fast food, fast information…)

Ayant baigné dans la mode pendant quelques années, j’ai voulu rendre hommage aux femmes en prenant le contre-pied de cette fast culture.J’imprime sur du papier photo, des morceaux de photos qui m’ont inspirées (principalement de réseaux sociaux).

J’ai pris le temps de les détourer pour ne garder que ce qui me semble important. Prendre le temps. Imaginer.

 Je prends, ainsi, le temps d’imager un autre univers, plus onirique, plus abstrait que l’originale avec des outils “lents” ( crayon, encre et plume, tampons), afin d’intemporaliser, d’éterniser des moments voués au trou noir digital. Le rendu, tel un croquis de couturier masque cette critique, par soucis de gaité de coeur, et d’esthétisme

Chaque piece fait 80x61cm

GALLERY ART CN / 876 Jiangsu Road Shanghai China, 200050 / +86 21 6167 3917 / contact@artcn-sh.com

 

UPCYCLING PARIS / MERCI / SEPTEMBER 2019 / ART PERFORMANCE

Painting Inspired by his many travels in Asia, Nicolas Lefeuvre works mainly with Japanese ink, indigo pigment, thread or gold powder using various traditional tools. For our exhibition "Upcycling", the artist created a painting using everyday objects, found at Merci: wooden knife, natural sponge, recycled paper bowl, etc. The canvas is made of Merci’s linen sheets, sewn together with gold thread and embroidery, a nod to Kintsugi.

 

LAND(E)SCAPES SAN REMO / GALERIE JEAN-FRANCOIS CAZEAU / SUMMER 2019

Nicolas created his Land(e)scapes series few years later, following his previous series “The State I am in”. Making up his own language, he reinvents himself constantly and discovers new sensations and soars in the float of body and mind. First time with the Cazeau Gallery and bringing on display a selection of 11 works.

 

LANDSCAPES HONG KONG / LA GALERIE / NOVEMBER 2018

“Land(e)scapes are those daydreams but also an invitation to discover new territories which could be yours.”  N17

 

DYPTIQUE / COLLABORATION PROPOSAL

 

LAND(E)SCAPES PARIS / BY CHATEL SELECTED FINE ARTS / SEPTEMBER 2018

(photo credit@ Matthieu Suprin)

 

DYPTIQUE / HONG KONG IFC / FRESQUE FOR THE NEW FLAGSHIP / JUNE 2018

 

LAND(E)SCAPES 風景 / TOKYO / BONJOUR FRANCE-PIERRE GAGNAIRE/ APRIL 2018

2018 . Tokyo . The French Chamber of commerce invites Nicolas to show his work through a live performance with the French singer JULIETTE ARMANET.

 
 

LAND(E)SCAPES 离 岛 / SHANGHAI / ART CN GALLERY / SEPT-OCT 2017

 

In Search of an Unreachable Balance
From a distance, you will see graphic cut-outs, on a horizon, enhanced by golden reflections.

A dark blue musical score is drawn to offer melody without lyrics, like a cinematographic soundtrack or a piece of baroque music.

Contours are random.
Shudder.
Gold alloy, immaculate dust.
Lava, gold, metal, precious, semiprecious.
Gold = fire.
A blue between sky and sea.
Juxtapositions of darker tones.
Cubic and circular patterns evoking floral compositions. Divided space.
A distant time that may never have existed.
Horizon as landscape, an escape from a humdrum routine.

 

LIVES & WORKS  / HONG KONG / SPACE 27 / MAY 2016

with Vanessa Franklin

“I am what I am

I’m made that way

What more do you want

What do you want from me”

Jacques Prévert

With this collaborative series, photographer Vanessa Franklin continues to engage in a critical practice of representation, in order to develop a sustained critique of the immutable objectification of women. For his part, ink artist Nicolas Lefeuvre explores further the conversation between abstract ink and reality, opposing sensual but organized texture of the ink to the smooth curves of women’s bodies. Together, Franklin and Lefeuvre playthrough the figure of the mise-en-abyme: what is behind the screen, behind the appearance? Like Salomé’s dance of the Seven Veils, women are inaccessible: the veil ultimately always remains.

 

THE STATE 1 AM IN  / TOKYO / BEIGE / DECEMBER 2012

WHY?
Trigger

I started to do ink on paper following a serious accident in 2002…
Seeing death from a close distance pulled the trigger to do so.
My vision of life happened to be different.
Not in a bad nor good way…
Signs, images, sounds, smells, colors of happy and sad moments from past and present came back in a rush in the head, like a complicated electric circuit…
I am trying to put it down, out of my mind in a simple way.
A feeling of “life is nothing, and can go away in a second” becomes like a strong leitmotiv. Don’t think too much, live as if there were no tomorrows. Simple things are the key for happiness.

“The state 1 am in”