Fueled by a vibrant curiosity and her instinct, Léa Munsch explores the potentiality of clay in a spirit of lineage with ancient people. She draws from nature to produce her primarily unglazed pieces that reveal the inherent qualities of texture and color of their materials. From her studio, an ever-evolving cast of ageless forms emerges, sculptures born at the crossroads where art and architecture meet.
Léa Munsch lives and works in Lorraine, in eastern France, where she's taken over a space in a former factory perched on a river at the heart of a forest.
The primordial link between Earth and clay infuses her practice. An ancient link that we can sense the presence in her work. Like an archeological work, blurring the lines of time. Her sculptures seem to come from an ancient future. Her practice also relies a lot onto instinct. She gives shape to an abstract, architectural, raw, textured and natural world.
Léa has been thinking about the geological times that we can hardly grasp. The many mineral formations scattered in the forests surrounding her studio keep on inspiring her in the deepest way, it is a strong feeling, beyond words. This continues her thinking on the links between rock and clay.
Léa Munsch is also interested in prehistory and how the evolution of the relationship between life, art and nature has evolved over the thousand of years of the evolution of human societies. Art was fully imbedded in daily life. It holds at the same time the strength of expression as a need and the innocence of the first times. Ancient civilizations that existed well before 0, created mesmerizing cultures that are the foundations of our era. Discover Léa's Sumer sculpture at M AAH.
Working with clay feels like a lineage with these times. Hands in the now are working with the same material as then, with the same primordial connection to clay. It transcends time and space. Léa Munsch honors and explores this open field of possibilities with instinct and innocence, as seen on her Tamarout sculpture.