Loup Lejeune, B. 1992, works and lives in Brussels, Belgium.
2013-2017: La Cambre National Visual Art School, Brussels, Printmaking workshop
2016-2017: Erasmus exchange at Central Saint Martins, London, Fine Art Departement
2010-2012: Boulle Architecture Top School, Paris, liscence in Inside architecture
2008-2010: Maximilien Vox High School, Senior Secondary Certificate of Education in Applied Arts
2002-2012: Paris National Academy of Music, final study degree in guitar
My work is a process of clarification that allows me to develop a more detailed understanding of the world. I create images that produce in me a focus phenomenon which distills the great amount and volatile information that come to me every day. I try thus to add consistency to my environment and to look at reality from a poetic perspective, building it layer after layer. I mainly use the medium of silkscreen printing. It permits me, because of its technical constraints, to guide my thoughts and to give tangible form to my ideas. In particular, the special quality of the relief and textures attracts me to the screen-printed image. It is marked with a materiality that escapes from the digital image. In my opinion, there is an aura coming from each image that is designed and produced by a human, a singular one, a unique one and not by a standard, common machine. The sources of my works are photographs I take myself or come from video captures. Then, I perform a resampling process: choice of the moment, framing, digital retouching and conversion nuances in frames. I sometimes use the drawing to reduce the regularity of IT frames. And finally, the workshop print job is the crucial part of my approach; at this point I truly appropriate these sources.
” Art is a singular vision of the world given by a singular person through a medium.
It can be a new and very particular feeling who enrich and deepen our experience of the environment. ”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.