One to Watch

Emilie Lagarde

Emilie Lagarde is a French artist who explores themes of memory, palimpsest, and the connection between man and his natural environment. In works that are reminiscent of Henri Rousseau and Paul Gauguin, she places nude figures into dark and shadowy landscapes evocative of fairy tales and a primeval, mythic time before the rise of civilization. Her hauntingly beautiful artworks also examine the concept of reciprocity: she considers bodies as landscapes and places like people. Emilie studied art at the University Paul Valery Montpellier, and has had many shows in France; we believe she’s ripe for international discovery.