By Lesley Samms
SHOWING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK
at WING Gallery, Wadhurst, 16th June – 16th July
Born in 1973, after his Studies at ÉSAD Orléans, Seba Lallemand joined the creative team at Fabrica, directed by Oliviero Toscani. In 2000, his first short-movie “Afterwords” was screened at the Venice Film Festival. In 2008, after 6 years in China and collaboration with Ai Weiwei as a cinematographer, he returned to France and decided to dedicate all his time to drawing and painting.
Oliviero Toscani says of Seba
“The true creative, the true artist, has everything against himself, all trends, all snobbism, he is beyond all fashions, he is simply creative. Not everybody can allow himself to be an artist; it takes courage in assuming all the happy unhappiness, of a destiny dedicated to art and to creativity. Because creativity is genesis, birth, divine force, energy, fantasy, suffering, dedication, faith, generosity. Creativity needs energy and courage but lives in total insecurity. You cannot be creative and be secure.
Seba Lallemand is in his way, the most interesting artist I met in Fabrica while I was Director. Always positive, independent from technology, he always managed to surprise, with his creative proposals, with a vision that comes from an uncomfortable angle. Seba is a true artist, with the cursed fortune of having the misfortune of being creative, meaning: damned, unhappy, alone, visionary, insecure, misunderstood, diabolic, suffering, genius, subversive, generous”.
Introduced to Wing Art Gallery by:
La Mouche Lieu D’Art Contemporain
Domaine de pradines le Bas
Route de Corneilhan / 34500 Béziers
Nestled amongst 20 hectares of olive groves, in Béziers in the South of France is the Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, “La Mouche”. The owner, Francine Buesa, cares for her olive trees as she cares for Contemporary Art…. with passion, energy and love. Established artists are charmed by her seductive unique place of art, situated at the heart of the olive mill at Pradines le Bas, an expression of her creative imagination.
“The works of art are the jewels in the crown at La Mouche”, is the philosophy of this innovative gallery owner.
She welcomes all forms of art, sculpture, photography and painting with an open mind, without discrimination. These artworks are beautifully exhibited in a harmony of modern and ancient architecture, blending agriculture and art, with the rustic and the contemporary.