Inès Longevial operates in a colorful, oversize world, comprising sweeping canvases of patchwork faces, flowers, or suns; retro fabrics; and curling tendrils of hair. Each one is different—some painted with precision, some with a child-like abandon—but they are all self-portraits. “It’s me, but I’m made up of all the people I know,” the French artist, 30, says.
Longevial has displayed her work in several Paris galleries as well as New York’s Chandran Gallery last year. Her monograph is available for pre-order in its second edition, while her latest exhibition, at Ketabi Projects, outside Paris, opens this weekend (by appointment only) with a new body of her work.