Jacinthe Lessard-L.'s Untitled was featured in reGeneration 2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today, the second book in Aperture's series shining a spotlight on the next generation’s rising stars, some of whose work will be available for purchase for the very first time. The sale of these prints will help support these emerging artists—and give collectors an opportunity to acquire their work early in their careers.
The work of Jacinthe Lessard-L. explores the aesthetics of everyday life, while playing homage to the abstractions of artists such as Piet Mondrian. Directing her lens on colors, textures, and patterns—which she highlights with her expert knowledge of light—she likes to accentuate the abstract shapes of the objects, however mundane they may be. In this game of abstraction, the photographer pushes the limits of her medium—using it purely as a tool for documentation—though she also calls upon our collective memory with images that show she is not devoid of humor.
Jacinthe Lessard-L. (born in Canada,1978) received her MA in Photography from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She has had solo and group shows in Canada and France. Her work is held in the collections of the Musée d'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.