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Louise Despont drawing on antique ledger book pages

Louise Despont drawing on antique ledger book pages

New York based artist Louise Despont drawing on antique ledger book pages

Louise Despont drawing on antique ledger book pages
Born in 1983, American artist Louise Despont lives and works in Brooklyn, New York City. She graduated from Brown University, Providence, RI, in 2006. Meanwhile, the artist draws highly complex patterns and symmetrical forms rendered largely in graphite on antique ledger book pages. According to Despont, she has always worked on old ledger pages. She started drawing on them in college and still collects them. “The paper is so beautiful and a lot of it is almost a hundred years old, if not older. Eventually, I started cutting them out of the books and putting them together for my works”. Despont conceives art that mediates between the poles of science and spirit, the material and the immaterial. The talented artist is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York.

Acrobats. Drawing on antique ledger book pages. Artist Louise Despont

Acrobats. Drawing on antique ledger book pages. Artist Louise Despont

Louise Despont’s connection with India began when she first came here for an art residency in Delhi. Subsequently, her travels took her to places like Rajasthan, Kerala and Puducherry. And she even made the country her home for some time. Influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism, Louise Despont shows her knowledge in the details of her drawings. “These are elements I’m most attracted to. Even the way I work is a meditation. There’s a lot of solitude, patience and spirituality. A lot of the symbols are very powerful. I visited temples and Buddhist shrines during my travels to India, Nepal and now Tibet and got interested in these sacred spaces. There’s a certain stillness in these places that we lose in our daily routine”.

Louise Despont drawing on antique ledger book pages

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