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
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