Sébastien Léon
(USA - LA) Sébastien Léon is a French Los Angeles-based artist and designer who has worked internationally for both galleries and brands such as Audemars Piguet, Krug, Audi, and Samsung. He has shown his sculptures at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Park Avenue Armory (New York), the New Museum (New York), the Palazzo della Triennale (Milan), and UCCA (Beijing). He has developed musical projects with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Alan Lomax Association for Cultural Equity, and has released three solo records. He has received the 2019 FGI Rising Star for his design work with Atelier d’Amis, the furniture company he co-founded in New York in 2016. His work was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Corriere della Sera, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Frame Magazine, Dezeen, Design Boom, Whitewall, Wallpaper etc. Léon is the founder of experiential agency Formavision. He has received an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan. Sébastien Léon’s work brings to life ethereal physical environments that are at once tangible, familiar, and yet unmistakably abstract. Léon’ slick multi-channel musical sculptures generate cinematic soundtracks, composed of field recordings mixed with instrumental loops, and sequenced in algorithmic formulas. His 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.