Laurent Lanneau

Summer City Idyll (July 18-24, 2024)

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2024, 6-8PM
Location: Agora Gallery, 530 W 25th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Laurent Lanneau, a French-American abstract painter, channels his inner dialogue onto canvas, blending the whimsy of childhood intuition with the contemplative nature of adulthood. As a self-taught artist and professional chef, Lanneau finds resonance in Jackson Pollock’s assertion that “Painting is self-discovery.” His work reflects this internal conflict, with layers of acrylics and symbols mirroring the interplay between his adult desire for control and his inner child’s spontaneity. Influenced by art brut and street art, Lanneau’s creations embody a fusion of complexity and simplicity, inviting viewers to explore the contradictions within themselves as they engage with his vibrant, evocative canvases.

Red Tail, 2024
Acrylic & mixed media on canvas
16″ x 20″
Blue Fish, 2024
Acrylic & mixed media on paper
9″ x 12″
Water Drops, 2024
Acrylic & mixed media on paper
12″ x 12″