Bande organiséeLéo Aupetit, Robin Leforestier & Lutèce Mauger
The Peinture Fraîche team is pleased to invite you to the signing of the book Bande organisée co-authored by Léo Aupetit, Robin Leforestier and Lutèce Mauger, and to the presentation of Amitiés, a 300kg stone photo book, on Thursday 3 February from 6 to 9pm.
Three friends, a 300 kilo stone book, a trip in an old 1998 Toyota Corolla through confined France, for moments of friendship and discovery. The youthful impulse. A new narrative breath. A breath of optimism.
Their friend Tim is under house arrest in Ile-de-France. And the government announces the second lockdown, in October 2020. With a fake Netflix certificate, they set off in a patched-up old car they’ve been lent and drive across France, to the South (where they used to go swimming with Tim), to Arles, Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Bordeaux, to villages or isolated farms, to friends’, acquaintances’, and sometimes very famous strangers’ homes, to present their rather special book: photos of Tim swimming in the Marne, printed on stone slabs that weigh more than 300 kilos in total and connected by the stainless steel handrails of a swimming pool ladder. They have no money, but they manage. It’s light and deep. It is a freedom from constraints and false needs. It’s a wonderful breath of life, according to a story with three voices that take over, Lutetia, Leo and Robin. They are about 25 years old and have just graduated from art school. They invent their freedom, day by day and against the odds. They are the new beats.
They are three friends, Lutetia, Leo and Robin:
Lutèce Mauger, 27 years old, was born in Aubais in the Garigue region. She discovered the internet at the age of 18 during her studies at the Duperré school, then graphic design at the ESAD school in Amiens. After a master’s degree in performance at the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels, she decided to become a graphic artist, to be nomadic.
Léo Aupetit, 25 years old, artist-photographer, graduated from the École Supérieure des Arts et de l’image le 75 in Brussels, and continues his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles.
Robin Leforestier, 27 years old, is a landscape painter. After his degree at La Cambre in Brussels, he graduated with honours from the Beaux-Arts in Paris.