Suzon Lagarde is an emerging artist, using painting and drawing as a way to play with perceptions.
Diverse experiences have made her aware of the power of perception, especially when it comes to oneself. Playing with the picture plane, with what is shown and what is hidden, through optical illusions, symbolism and distorted realism, across diverse medium and scales, she investigates themes dear to her heart such as self-love or animal rights.
Born with her own set of fingers (amniotic band syndrome), she embraces in self-portraits and sketches this difference that brings her so much joy.
Veganism is a subject deer to her heart and resonates deeply with the idea of shift in perception. She's using art to speak up for the animals and aims to open positive dialogues.
She’s studying Portraiture in London, full of gratitude for learning from incredible tutors and peers.
October 2018 has been a turning point with her first group exhibition Shadow Box.
2019 is already an exciting year for her practice as she will be an Artist in Residence at CassArt Islington in February and will take place in her first 2-person show in May, alongside the talented Inma GC.
She’s also grateful to be one of the young artist taking part in the ‘In The Studio’ program with the Mall Galleries, London.
• 2018 Shadow Box group exhibition, London UK • 2018 Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, London UK (finalist) • 2018 Art Battle, KissMyArt London UK (runner-up) • 2018 Pebeo Mixed Media Exhibition 2018, Menier gallery London UK (2nd Prize) • 2018 Parma Etica festival, Parma Italy • 2018 Free the Voiceless, Somerset House London UK • 2018 Art Battle, London UK • 2017 Pebeo Mixed Media Exhibition 2017, The Strand gallery London UK