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Hapton

Louise

FRANCE

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“I often represent eyes in my artwork. To me, they do not describe people's judgmental looks, as many think wrongly.”

I was born in Montpellier, South of France, in December 2004.
I have always been labelled as different. Since kindergarten, children and even teachers would make fun of me, bully me, but the worst of all was when they ignored me, giving me this feeling of irremediable solitude. I think that constant quest for attention and warmth has led me to become an artist.

While making this painting, I have thought of the strong feeling of seeing someone after a long separation. I wanted to represent this timeless moment by putting two humanoid creatures in front of each other, like a parent and a child. I think free interpretation is very important; thus, I try my descriptions to be as scarce as possible.
The title is inspired by the good ending of my childhood's favourite video game: Ib.

Although I am lucky to have such a caring family, that feeling of loneliness has never left me.

Family meal (À table les enfants!)

Spray Paint

$600

"Family meal" was inspired by my eating disorders—too many eyes on the plates, too much food in front of me. Eating is a necessary action I both love and despise, and painting dinner scenes is an act of rebellion against my own brain.

The only source of appeasement I can find is creation. Rather it is literary or visual art; creation helps me feel lively and forget about my torments.

I use vibrant colours with dark themes like eating disorders (in "Family meal") or death ("Phantom's banquet").

I often represent eyes in my artwork. To me, they do not describe people's judgmental looks, as many think wrongly. Eyes – especially red ones – are a representation; an incarnation of madness, illness, death, and negative thoughts.

I paint aerosol paint sprayers on paper and canvas, as well as with watercolour and water-soluble pastels. My paint sprayer series represents eyes, daily scenes of my teenagehood and childhood, and my atypical vision.

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What has inspired me to start writing and painting about eyes are the daily hallucinations I have been experiencing for six years now, since I was ten. They have ruined lots of happy moments of my life, yet today I transformed them into a way of expressing my emotions and fears. I now cherish them more than I fear them, somehow.

I thought of an abandoned mansion. Its ghosts would get hungry without visitors, wouldn't they? Let them feast!

Eyes – especially red ones – are a representation; an incarnation of madness, illness, death, and negative thoughts. What has inspired me to start writing and painting about eyes are the daily hallucinations I have been experiencing for six years now, since I was ten.

Tea, just like art and writing, is my best remedy. I drink up to four litres of tea a day... it is a real addiction. I really feel calmer and better when I feel its warmth and delicate flavour. The title is a reference to a novel I am currently writing in english.

I paint aerosol paint sprayers on paper and canvas, as well as with watercolour and water-soluble pastels. My paint sprayer series represents eyes, daily scenes of my teenagehood and childhood, and my atypical vision.

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Describe your image

"Tea party" was an opportunity to mix a pleasuring moment with a macabre and dark, almost unnerving atmosphere. It reminds me of when I was a small child nobody wanted to be friends with: I imagined having people around me and had tea parties with my stuff toys.

On the other hand, my watercolour paintings show the stunning imperfection of human bodies by exaggerating their anatomy incorrectness. Some pictures of my series "(Im)perfect women" were published in Art Hole magazine in March and April 2021.