Javier Belmont’s photography

Born in 1988, she lives and works in Nantes. She graduated from the École des beaux-arts – School of fine arts of Angers. She is supported by Hélène Mugot, professor at the École des beaux-arts – School of fine arts of Angers who stayed at the Villa Médicis from 1977 to 1979.

When I am working, I often keep in mind a quotation of Nicolas Bouvier:

“A travel can get over explanations. It quickly shows that it is enough by itself. We imagine that we will travel a place but soon it is the place that travels us and makes and unmakes us”.

If creating is a travel, it takes part in a discovery of the world and of ourselves; it makes and unmakes us. I think my drawings are the prints of this travel. Before investing the Ateliers du Plessix-Madeuc, I have tamed the surrounding areas. I wanted to soak up these familiar landscapes to transpose them in drawings. I sauntered and picked pieces through my walks – a stone, a sketch, a photo – staring at the undulations that the sea leaves after it draws back. The memory of spaces I run fueled my work. The windows of my workshop offer an air point of view on the plains and behind them a multitude of plans spread out to the horizon. We can see the sun dazzling lands, the sun light is sometimes so hard that it erases some parts of them. Hard gusts move trees. Planes draw lines in the sky. At the sunset, far from the city, we can see every star.


“Sans titre”, ink on paper – 50 x 65 cm

“Sans titre”, pencil on paper – 70 x 90 cm

“Sans titre”, pencil on paper – 70 x 90 cm