Name - Lea Dalissier - Printmaking
Born in France, I moved to London to study a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins. In my second year I specialised in illustration and printmaking. I just came back from Japan where I studied the art of Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing).
I will be commencing my masters degree in Print at the school of Fine art of Royal College of Art this coming October.
About my work
The printed image is constantly reinventing itself; its hybrid nature makes it differ from photography through the importance it gives to drawing, and from painting because of its technological essence. This status puts reflection and careful planning at the heart of the printing process, where writing becomes a form and the borders between noble and vulgar, unique and multiple, oeuvre and object, blur and and dissipate.
Combining drawing and experimenting with printing techniques, I especially started exploring these themes after a trip to Japan, with my latest series Kintsugi, which investigates the correlation between the printed image as a form of reproduction and the painting which represents the unique.
Influenced by the works of Moebius, James Jean, Otomo Katsuhiro and Tadanori Yokoo to cite a few, my work frequently results in visual homage collages of imagery picked from surrounding space and memory, and often translated into an obsession over neatness and detail.