Parisian artist Thomas Lévy-Lasne has a gift for turning the most ordinary and banal scenes into intriguing subjects. It’s the intense presence emanating from his paintings that draws viewers to take a closer look. At once realistic and contemporary, each striking portrait has a story weaved into it, and each purposeful brush stroke contributes to the overall aesthetic of his work. Labouring for hours over a painting, he recreates the spontaneity of a moment, producing a distinct photographic quality. Whether it’s a naked woman lounging in bed, or a simple portrait of a friend’s face, Lévy-Lasne’s paintings unfailingly captivate his audience’s attention.

His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in France and around Europe. Follow him on Instagram.