Five questions to Laetitia de Welfes

Five questions to Laetitia de Welfes

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Laetitia de Welfes (born in 1986) lives and works in eastern France. She studied decorative arts in Strasbourg (France) and holds a double master's degree in visual arts and art history. She is passionate about modern art and is developing a new artistic language to talk about women in their bodies and relationships.How did you get into art?

Painting has always been part of my life. Ever since I was a child, I've lived with a pencil in my hand, painting what I see and feel. With time, I felt the need to fully express all my inspirations and to make painting my main activity.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I would describe my style as neo-modern. Each of my paintings features women whose existence is dictated by my subconscious and intuition. Strong, naked, carnal, driven by their desires. On each painting, no profusion of color but the use of two or even three shades, as a reassuring purity to deliver the intention.How do you go about developing your work?

It's my whole being that's involved in creation, from the subconscious to the physical act of painting, which I see as a dance of retranscription of my inspiration and emotions.Who or what influences you?

My influences are childhood fragrances or current feelings, women, the Mediterranean landscapes that cradle my life and, of course, great names like Cocteau, Matisse and Picasso.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

My work is currently exhibited in Brussels (Belgium) and Montbéliard (France). I have developed serigraphs of my work with a gallery in Bordeaux (France). My work can also be seen on the online version of a Paris gallery and soon on a Belgian platform. I'm also a member of the French collective of women artists "Le Cercle de l'Art".Learn more about the artist: