“I have created my own universe where opposite topics are meeting each other: clear vs blurred, precision vs random, as well as irregularity vs repetition.”
When and where were you born?
Saint Jean de Maurienne
It’s a small town in the French Alps-far from the bustle of cities.
Where do you currently live and work?
At the moment I live in Berlin, Germany and I’m working on a new project from my home studio. However, I will soon move to Montreal to create a company with my partner.
How long have you been practicing your craft?
What inspires you?
Some artistic movements as: suprematism, minimalism, constructivism, opart as well as bauhaus.
But also simple things: colors, textures, materials, nature, space, handicraft, patterns, collections, and obsessions.
How would you describe your style
Certainly (because of my obsessive behavior), I started using the square and after all these years I continue to do so. I wanted to match random things with mathematic, rigorous and cerebral notions. This is why, I started to draw regular patterns by using strict rules; like color organization as well as basic composition structure. I also experiment with the random notions of liquid paint. I have created my own universe where opposite topics are meeting each other: clear vs blurred, precision vs random as well as irregularity vs repetition. I like the idea that things seem to be simple whereas they are complicated. Since this experimentation is not only about the tool, you will find different objects and materials that I have painted on: wood, canvas, ceramics, and even VHS tapes.
What has been a defining moment in your career?
Certainly when I learned that I was going to exhibit my work in the heart of Paris. I received the confirmation 6 months ago and since that moment I can’t stop creating. I don’t have enough time to do everything I have in mind, so I write all my ideas in my notebook and hope to find the time one day to make everything in there. It’s my first individual exhibition and I’ve never been as motivated as now!
What are your future plans?
I’m moving to Montreal with my partner to create « LB² » (LBxLB = Leo Belkaid x Lea Burrot), our own company. We’re gonna open a shop with selected handicrafts from different countries of the world, promote local artists and designers, and create products (i.e. textile, furniture, decorative object, etc) linked to the countries from where we’ll bring handicrafts.
Can you leave us with some parting words or advice?
Follow your obsessions as it’s possible to create part of you’re life with them.
Where can people learn more about you and purchase your work?