Oil on linen canvas
98.4 in. x 42.1 in. / 250 cm. x 107 cm.
Signed on reverse by artist
Over her career, self-portrait has become her favorite genre but also her playground: The palette aswell as the drawing allow her the freedom to follow a poetic and dreamy imagination. Her landscape-like faces unfold a candid, dreamlike universe that resonates with the outside world, which imprints itscolors and moods. Inès Longevial has always been inspired by the variations of light as they transmitand capture an impression, a sensation, a feeling. Imbued with a melancholic sweetness that can becombined with acidulous tints, these portraits leave room, with the years, for a greater purity and adeepened work of the skin tone, the shades and the reliefs. Through these pieces of skin and detailsof posture, the artist seeks to reclaim her body, to assert her femininity. These silent and inhabitedwomen also draw up the portrait of her relationship to the world and her condition as an artist.
Her career has enjoyed increasing success since her move to Paris in 2013 at the age of 23, with exhibitions in France, Germany, and the U.S. In 2020 Inès Longevial began a successful collaboration with Ketabi Bourdet Gallery, which also led to group shows at Christie’s in Paris and Almine Rech Gallery in New York and Brussels and, in late 2023, a solo show at its London location. In 2022, the magic hour, her first museum exhibition, was organized by the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Agen, her hometown, composed of more than sixty small, medium and large-format paintings and drawings, some of which were created specially for the site. Forthcoming exhibitions include her third solo exhibition at Ketabi Bourdet in Paris in October 2023 and her first one in Asia at Almine Rech Shanghai gallery in May 2024.
Courtesy of the artist (@ineslongevial)
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