Hey ! My name is Léo. Since 2016, I have pushed the boundaries of the unique technique of “fumage” (painting with fire). By creating and control a chemical reaction between fire and liquids, it creates unique patterns that I sculpt.
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Soot from fire, chemical reactions, and soft pastels
80cm x 60cm
People often ask me “But Leo, why are you painting with fire ?”
In 2017, during a photo reportage in Bolivia, I got invited to a sacred ceremony by a member of the ancestral Aymara community after 5 months of sharing their daily lives. In the middle of the desert, they light a fire to awake the god of the Earth. At that moment, I discovered an invisible spiritual world that photography can’t capture. Fire became my paintbrush.
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