Helene DE SAINT LAGER

Biography

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For the past fifteen years, Hélène has been creating an extensive range of compelling works in her home-studio-laboratory on the outskirts of Paris. They are infused with her distinctive aesthetic, a blend of potency and airiness rooted in use of familiar materials in unexpected ways. A tireless exploration of how substances catch and redirect light that leads to magnetic, uncanny works of art.

Though she may be unaware of it, Hélène’s inclusion resin works bring the art of painting into sculpture and molding. Suspended shapes create three-dimensional pictures where material stuff escapes into the depths. Strewn particles float, sink, and spread in compositions that embrace randomness and celebrate the irresistible pull of the abyss.

Hélène is the first to confess to an uncontainable fascination with levels of depth. “For me, materials and sediment are veritable obsessions. I spread layer after layer of resin and toss lightweight materials on top—dollops, shavings, bits of holographic film. Time stops. I capture and freeze it in a limpid, limpid glaze.”

Written by Philippe de Croix

Featured Works

Helene DE SAINT LAGER Fleur Argent
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Fleur Argent
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Pop
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Pop
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Rocaille
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Rocaille
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Petite Table en Resine Verte
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Petite Table en Resine Verte
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Meteorite
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Meteorite
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Manhattan Desk
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Manhattan Desk
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Grand
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Grand
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Fut Violet
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Fut Violet
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Fut Vert Absinthe
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Fut Vert Absinthe
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Fleur
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Fleur
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Flaque
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Flaque
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Flaque
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Flaque
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Dechiquete
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Dechiquete
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Chateau Bouscaut
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Chateau Bouscaut
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Celette
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Celette
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Berlingot
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Berlingot
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Amethyste
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Amethyste
Helene DE SAINT LAGER Alualeatoire
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
Alualeatoire
Helene DE SAINT LAGER 9 Flaques
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
9 Flaques
Helene DE SAINT LAGER 8 Flaques
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
8 Flaques
Helene DE SAINT LAGER 3 Petites Fleurs
Helene DE SAINT LAGER
3 Petites Fleurs