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exhibition is extended until November 6 - exposition prolongée jusqu’au 6 Novembre - 

From October 20 to November 6, 2022
First Floor & Basements, Level -1.



“The energy of creation itself doesn’t evolve upwards… it evolves downwards from a higher source.”

- Lea Colombo

INTRODUCING Lea Colombo’s second solo exhibition “A Downwards Evolution”.

Opening in Paris at 3537 on October 20, 2022, Lea’s solo show is bursting with energetic new work. The exhibition was inspired by Lea’s awareness that we are moving into an age of illumination, where the old ways are making way for the new. She wants to encourage people to “reset their ways of thinking and to go deeper, listen to their own instinct, question themselves, and most importantly to be in allowance.”

The exhibition examines Lea’s primal connection with her own creative consciousness and the “infinite divine energy of the universe that supports us all - if we would only tap into it”. She does this through an explosive new approach to colour, shape, sound and earth energy. Her ultimate goal being to show that “we are all connected, that we are all consciousness.”

What you can expect to see:
Lea’s new work is rich and layered, representing connection, potential and transformation.
A Downwards Evolution showcases a vibrant revival of symbolism, bio-geometry and energetic frequency. 7 life-sized abstract self-portraits take form as 7 unique dark room prints, depicting a range colour of frequencies reflecting our 7 energy centers or “rays”. Different aspects of truth can be seen through these 7 rays, each ray seeing things differently.

Stone sculptures, such as a suspended rose quartz pendulum, arise from a desire to channel healing and grounding between the universe and the earth, bringing a deeper resonance of connecting to healing, love and earth energy.

Lea’s South African heritage is explored through the honouring of spiritual guides. Images of South African Sangoma’s (traditional healers) reinforce the power of ancestral callings, whilst celebrating the rich legacy of this sacred practice. Lea says ‘the work I’ve created in Africa - where I’m from - is a clear portrayal of higher consciousness and ancient information - but also a portrayal of people in their element and in touch with their instincts.’ 

To coincide with the opening of A Downwards Evolution Lea Colombo will launch her limited edition art book, titled Colours of My Body. The book is a self-exploration and a radical rebellion to the beauty standards of the fashion world from which Lea emerges.

Artist Profile

Lea Colombo is a self-taught artist born in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a creative nomad. Lea’s commercial work as a photographer and director has cemented her place among the most influential global fashion names, whilst her profile as a fine artist rapidly gains clout. Recognised for her bold and saturated style, Lea examines the values and connections between colour, light and emotion. Her art reflects her personality – she is unafraid to push boundaries.

Lea’s practice is spontaneous and intuitive, unguarded and intimate. Her artworks reflect how she views both herself and the world. Lea combines unconventional approaches to create balance – balance that is expressed through the masculine and feminine, shadow and light, colour and desaturated, yin and yang. As a multidisciplinary artist, Lea works with a range of mediums such as print, photography, painting, and sculpture. Her highly recognizable dark room prints express fluidity and intimacy that engage the viewer on a deeply personal plane.

In 2021 Lea presented her inaugural and independently produced solo show titled Colours of My Body. This introspective study of the sacred feminine called upon centuries of artistic and spiritual practice, re-centering the artist’s physical body as the subject of a holistic master work.

She has exhibited throughout North America and Europe including; Investec Cape Town International Art Fair, Open City Johannesburg for SMAC gallery and Spring Awakening at Southern Guild. Lea is launching a new body of work at her second solo show titled a Downward Evolution, held at 3537 in Paris in October 2022. To coincide with the opening of A Downwards Evolution Lea will launch her first limited edition art book, titled Colours of My Body. The book is a self-exploration and a radical rebellion to the beauty standards of the fashion world.

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