Exhibition Period: May 2nd – June 14th, 2009
Location: Philia Lounge, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
Artist: Leslie Lachiche
Cocktail Reception - Meeting With The Artist: May 2nd and May 27th 2009, 7pm
The Earth, with its purest and untouched natural beauty is the core of Leslie Lachiche’s inspiration. Landscapes such as sunsets, beaches and still life images are used as a form of pure expressions of Nature and its ‘perfection’.
Not only is the “Earth Elements Collection” a display of the world’s natural beauty, it also provides a reflexion on our turbulent modern time, with an emphasis on issues such as global warming and environmental issues. As part of her mission as an artist, Leslie contemplates, celebrates and retransmits the beauty and glory of mother Earth and its humanitarian aspects. Her work acts as a reminder to conserve, respect and cherish our only one planet called home.
Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to take action, through a compelling depiction of what might be lost if nothing is done. The collection uses vibrant colours in an aim to touch the soul of individuals, thus capturing intense emotions and feelings.
The collection is divided into four main themes – the four vital elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth, each being a way of reconnecting with mother Earth and nourishing the soul. Each element’s own powerful property, be it energizing, calming, refreshing or comforting, go straight to the heart of the audience. However, when displayed together, their healing energies decuple to reach a deeper philosophical meaning.
Artist’s Profile: Born in Besancon, France, Leslie lived her childhood in Lyon until her early twenties. Graduated from Lyon’s Supdemod - Fashion and Graphic Designing School and settled in Hong Kong five years ago, she since has come to mature and fully express her artistic creative talents through painting in the natural surroundings and ethnic diversity of Asia. Acrylics on canvas are her favourite medium for their flexible use and modern, eco-friendly approach to paintings.
“Harmonious and colourful Beauty is food for the Soul”
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