Laurent Letourmy's work is both contemplative and constructed: contemplative because it's based on the observation and empathy of a visible and invisible universe and constructed around a perception of the living imbalance between light and shadow.
The artist first trained his eye with Martial Raysse, before turning to architecture, which he then taught at the Paris-Malaquais school for nearly seven years. His missions in Canada and Egypt had a profound effect on him and shaped his taste for the representation of landscape.
Laurent Letourmy creates engravings on linoleum evoking in a synthetic and poetic way the elements that make up nature: animals, singular sites, details... Almost exclusively in black and white and in square format, these very pure visions seem to reflect the artist's desire to draw the images towards signs and symbols with a sometimes playful approach, notably in the Bestiary set.