ALEXANDRA LEVASSEUR was born in Shawinigan in 1982. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from University of Costa Rica (2006), a post-graduate in Illustration/Communication from EINA in Barcelona (2008) and a major in film animation from Concordia University in Montreal (2014). She was awarded scholarships for academic excellence from Blairmore Foundation (2013) and Turtle Creek Asset Management (2014).
Levasseur’s work enjoys worldwide recognition. Invited to collaborate during the Fashion Week in Milan (2013) by Nick Knight (SHOW studio, London), she created drawings for one of the most renowned fashion shows. For many years now, numerous books and magazines have devoted articles and publications to her work: Juxtapoz, Decover, 24 images, Ignant, Art Maze Magazine, Booooooom, among others. She has participated in several film festivals and exhibitions around the world. She received a grant from Canada Council for the Arts for her last film project (2017). She lives and works in Montreal.
The body of my work comes from a quest for the truth in the unexplained. The central theme is the mystery of human life in time and space. Influenced by the work of theorist and filmmaker Jean Epstein and by physicist and philosopher Étienne Klein, I seek to explore the links between Physics and different art forms, and to contribute to the intriguing conversation between arts and science. In the light of this dialogue between arts and science, I am particularly interested by the notions of time and space, life and death, and I look for answers in Biology, Physics and Quantum Physics theories and their respective latest discoveries. In this era of crisis and anxiety, my work questions our perception of the reality based on our limited human senses and knowledge of nature. I use scientific readings as a starting point to establish the basis of my work.
In recent years, painting, sculpture and animated film mediums have allowed me to develop many dimensions of my statement (i.e. existentialism, surrealism, mystery, time and change.) Each medium helps improve the other on every level (technique, content and form), and provides spectator different lectures of my message.
Alexandra Levasseur – 2019