Born in Paris in 1960, now living in Bristol, England, Lucianne Lassalle has made sculpture since she was a child. She grew up in a bohemian artistic environment, her mother was a potter, her father a painter and her Aunt was the muse Sylvette David for Picasso in 1953.
The human form has always been Lassalle’s passion. It holds endless possibilities albeit just as pure sculptural form or as a socio-political reflection or comment. Living In Bristol has had a big impact on her recent work, streaming a flow of urban realities, reflecting particularly the street culture in the city today. Leading her investigation into the vulnerability and vibrancy of human nature, here urban myths are grafted on to the archetypes of ancient Abrahamic and Greco/Roman mythologies.
“I see the human form as the interface between the mental, emotional and spiritual processes inside and the external manifestation of these in the world. I am fascinated by the complexity of the human experience and from this I am compelled and inspired to make sculpture”