Born in France in 1963, Laurence NOLLEAU was passionate about drawing from a young age. Her childhood was marked by numerous travels which enriched her artistic universe.
At age 6, Laurence met the Spanish painter and former curator of the Barcelona Museum, Joan Bachs, and this meeting would be decisive in her journey.
She pursued a dual degree in fashion design at Esmod Paris, receiving the Jean-Louis Dumas- Hermès fashion design prize, and then completing her first apprenticeship at Dior. She later became the Director of European Collections for an Australian brand until 2001.
In 2002, Laurence decided to dedicate herself to her calling and locked herself in her studio to experiment with and explore different techniques.
Strongly influenced by the glamour of the fashion world, Laurence Nolleau diverts iconic images from it, which inspire her to create portraits with neo-expressionist variations, close to glam rock.
Laurence energetically sculpts her faces to deliver powerful and graphic works. The colours are bright and intense, the gazes hypnotic...
Her portraits are striking; expressionism takes on its full meaning here."The uncompromising truth always has jagged edges," said American writer Herman Melville. The desire to bring her face to life leads her to another research...