Sebastien Leon Agneessens is a French US-based artist and designer active in the fields of installation, painting, video, sculpture, and furniture.
With a complex language composed of layered geometric abstraction, his paintings map imagined landscapes that seem to stretch far beyond their borders, imbuing them with a palpable sense of spatial infinity evocative of the wonders of the cosmological world. Layering strong lines and dots to achieve an expansive three-dimensional territory, Leon’s pictures are deeply textured and detailed, pulling the viewer into a mesmerizing optical rhythm.
His slick multi-channel musical sculptures generate cinematic soundtracks, composed of field recordings mixed with instrumental loops, and sequenced in algorithmic formulas. Not unlike his pictorial work, Leon’s experiential soundscapes loop to eternity, triggering in its listeners a hypnotic sense of place, and seeking to echo the sacred connection between man and the Earth.
His furniture, typically relying on tubular metallic structures, is strongly influenced by his immediate environment. His decade in New York translates into a collection inspired by the world of construction sites, and his move to California morphs into designs drawn from insects and rock formations.
Through his multi-disciplinary work, Sebastien brings to life ethereal physical environments that are at once tangible, familiar, and yet unmistakably abstract.