Geneviève Levivier’s approach combines sensibilities of a contemporary
visual artist with personal innovative technologies. By mixing the artistic
gesture, organics materials, pigments, and eco-friendly self-invented paint
binders and bio-sourced fibres, Levivier defends a creation freely inspired by
a mix of textiles know-how and pictorial techniques. The abstract coloured
interlaces composing her works echoe aesthetics of nature in its wild and
poetic aspect. By combining real roses and old species of medicinal
plants with pigment and fibres, she
reinterprets the art history theme of the Vanitas, as well as symbols of
tapestry, embroidery or lace, with a sense of surprise and poetry of these
This way of working comes through in her Eggshell Alchemy collection,
recto-verso translucent tapestries, and circular translucent textiles
sculptures, that can be framed or suspended.
Playing with light such as textiles stained glass, the rich sensory artistry of the series shines through
and demonstrates Leviver’s ability to perform a material metamorphosis with living
materials – eggshells, flowers – that have lived one life, and are now
reborn. After creating the most refined and surprising textiles for the most prestigious fashion houses for 10 years with her studio A+ZDesign, nowadays Geneviève Levivier is devoted to the creation of her contemporary tapestries and artwork in harmony with a theme, the surrounding architecture, the living nature, the light, and performing the idea of synaesthesia.
As such, she’s regularly invited to present at solo or group exhibitions – for
example, at the Museum of Sao Paulo, Triennale of Milan, Universal Exhibition
of Milan, Hong-Kong Design Week, Swiss and NY Galleries.
Eggshell Alchemy - No Black is Black September 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Eggshell Alchemy June 20, 2019 - September 8, 2019