Frédéric Léglise is a French painter, born in Nantes in 1972. He studied painting at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA) in Paris and graduated in 1998. Léglise is represented by Zooart in London, UK.
He belongs to the contemporary group of artists who have shifted their focus to painting. Frédéric Léglise is dedicated to capturing the beauty of female body. He starts the process of painting by photographing his models, sometimes barely naked, and as he paints, he removes superfluous details, leaving the bodies painted in pink and pastel colors emerge from the background. Apart from erotic art, his works also include self-portraits.
He has participated in numerous group shows in Europe (France, Greece, Croatia, Belgium and Italy) and had his works exhibited on several solo exhibitions.
Léglise married the artist JoJo Wang in 2010.
Featured image: Frederic Leglise – Maria and Ioanna (detail), 2006
All images copyright © Frédéric Léglise
|2014||Dessinez Eros||Galerie Odile Ouizeman, Paris, France||Group|
|2013||Extravaganza||Phantom Projects Contemporary, Marigny le Chatel||Group|
|2013||FIAC 2013||Grand Palais, Paris, France||Group|
|2013||Art Paris||Paris, France||Group|
|2013||18th International Exhibition of Drawing||Rijeka, Croatie||Group|
|2012||Family and Friends||Galerie Backsslash, Paris, France||Group|
|2012||21 x 29,7||Galerie de Roussan,Paris, France||Group|
|2012||Works peeked at and picked out by Jean-Jacques Lebel||Galerie Medhi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2012||Art Basel||Stand Galerie, Bale, Switzerland||Group|
|2012||Gold||Belevedere Museum, Vienne, Austria||Group|
|2012||Face to Face : The artists and the collector||Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece||Group|
|2012||China Dolls Are Not Afraid of Pink||Galerie Backsslash, Paris, France||Solo|
|2011||Black & White||Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece||Group|
|2010||The naked truth||Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece||Group|
|2009||Frederic Leglise||Galerie Dieda artbug, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy||Solo|
|2008||Girls don’t cry||Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France||Solo|
|2006||Slick||Stand Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris, France||Group|
|2006||Who’s Afraid of Pink||Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris, France||Group|
|2005||Hanky Panky||Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris, France||Group|
|2004||Tapin||Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris et Montreuil, France||Group|
|2003||Frederic Leglise||Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France||Solo|
|2003||Pink Memory||Galerie 14, Paris, France||Group|