Alexandra Levasseur: “I’m exploring right now, the individuality of my characters seems to take over at each time, unconsciously. I tend to represent very personal and individual concerns and states of mind.”
Montreal-based artist Alexandra Levasseur’s works portray an ideal relation between the human beings and their environment, nature. Based on her idea of creation that is how everything composes the universe is made of the same elements as we are. Her paintings show the artist’s own vision of the world. She represents the planet as an organism where nothing is destroyed but everything is transformed.
“Being an artist means being alone most of the time. But Picasso said: Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. I’d say that melancholia and solitude are often (to me) key to create. Although the concept of relation/relationship is one I’m exploring right now, the individuality of my characters seems to take over at each time, unconsciously. I tend to represent very personal and individual concerns and states of mind.” ― Alexandra Levasseur, a quote from an interview on ohsosurreal.com
She explores the theme of love, fear, anguish and desire in a personal way. All her pieces have a part that comes from the artist’s own experiences. She questions how the environment around us can affect this state of mind. She is interested in the solitude and the bipolarity of the existence of the human being, through the representation of memories between carelessness and well-being.
Alexandra Levasseur explains surrealism is a lot about idealizing one’s vision. Her works are the mix of surrealism, strangeness, and feminine powerful energy. She usually portrays characters amidst landscapes that seem to be coming out of a dream. Feminine figures are a heroine in her paintings. They are a symbol that she uses to emphasize the link between our mental state and environment. Her surreal landscapes are surrounding dreamy women who are half there and half imagined.
Alexandra Levasseur Paints Dreamy Women in Surreal Landscapes
"Playing with fire", an animation by Alexandra Levasseur
All images © Alexandra Levasseur