Laurent Anastay Ponsolle

Laurent Anastay Ponsolle

Paris, Ile de France, France

About Laurent Anastay Ponsolle

As a self-taught artist, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle did not have any artistic education. Very early, he wanted to draw in the moment what he saw, which appealed to him. Hands in the subway, movie scenes or moments of everyday life. Just as poses in motion that he likes so much to draw today, he works as if he was photographing, highlighting a pose, or a detail that makes the composition "speak".
 
These freeze-frames are questions that the artist asks: what was there before? What happens next? Where do these hands come from? Who are these bodies? A never-ending questioning which is found within my work and in its creation.
 
Through this destabilization, Laurent Anastay Ponsolle searches, digs, tracks memories, memory of the body with brushes and charcoals. By accumulation or erasure, the eye is lost and individuals disappear: infinite embraces, perpetual, forgetfulness of the ego or the other, traits and personalities fade.
 
Are we narrator, actor or spectator? In this search for identification, it is the flesh that makes us aware of our body. It is his "base" of work, his material: He believes in expressionism of the body, a silent vibration that reflects a state of being, a passion, or a forbidden. In his opinion, the body speaks for the mind when words are missing: "what my language hides, my body says it" wrote Roland Barthes in "Fragments d’un discours amoureux".
 

To express this research, his medium of evidence is drawing.
Then painting.
But even through this one, he makes the drawing appears: saturation, breathing, his repentances are apparent. He scratches, erases, emphasizes ... He forbids hisself the gum, his technique is like his subject, embodied, raw, and spontaneous.

Education

Selft taught in Art

Events

2019 – April, "Out of Darkness", solo exhibition at Omnide Gallery, London, UK

Pictures of the event: https://www.omnideplusplus.co.uk/blog/laurent-anastay-ponsolle-first-solo-uk-exhibitions/2017

2018 – October, Performance with Katarina Gubanova in Berlin, Germany

Exhibitions

2021 - Selected for Artcité 20th anniversary (coming exhibition in Paris)

2020 - Mai Canceled because of COVID : Arles international Off Festival

2019 - October : Paris Artiste

2019 - September Artcité in Paris

2019 – April, "Out of Darkness", solo exhibition at Omnide Gallery, London, UK

Pictures of the event: https://www.omnideplusplus.co.uk/blog/laurent-anastay-ponsolle-first-solo-uk-exhibitions/2017

2018 – October, Performance with Katarina Gubanova in Berlin, Germany

2018 – April : « Exposer le Rêve » Exposition collective organisée par la Sorbonne Nouvelle

2017 – October : Paris Artiste 2017, Paris.
2017 – October : Performance on the exhibition «Ce que les Corps racontent» with Vanda Spengler, in Galerie du 59 Rivoli, Paris.
2017 – September : Saint Cloud’s Arthotèque
2017 – Agust-September : l’Arrivage Gallery, Troyes.
2017 – April : «Portes Ouvertes atelier» Paris.
2017 – March : Espace 361, «exposition collective, jeunes talents» Aix en Provence,
2017 – Février : La Ralentie Gallery , Paris 11. Sélection pour l’exposition «EROS»

To see more :
https://www.laurent-anastay-ponsolle.fr/expositions/