Emmanuelle Leblanc

Born in 1977

Lives and works in Bordeaux

Emmanuelle Leblanc is a painter. While her work is initially rooted in photorealism, it has shifted into a more minimalistic style that tends toward continuing the traditions of the Colour Field Experience and deliberately blurs the lines between categories.
Her painting, which is conceived with regards to the phenomena of perception, space and scale, has progressed toward a fading of the image, which now only appears occasionally or is only hinted at. Her two-dimensional pieces, painted on canvas, wood or paper, as well as her polyptych friezes (La ligne de peinture (The Painted Line)), her architectural volumes (arches and columns) and her site-specific interventions form a body of work with composite and versatile palettes.
Underpinning her work is the perilous ambition to produce light with matter, which she delineates through the use of photographic and digital tools but places at the heart of an approach to pictorial texture marked by ancient techniques.
Her series Diffuses proposes a form of atmospheric synthesis of memory-infused spaces, moments or images. The immateriality of the surfaces makes us forget the hand of the artist to immerse us in a sensory and meditative experience. This is a form of painting that aims for the sublime and strives to reactivate a certain idea of the aura.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.

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