Jesterinversion

Louise Despont: Jester Inversion, 2011

Jesterwithcrow

Louise Despont: Jester With Crow, 2011

Thespringdiver

Louise Despont: The Spring Diver, 2011

Thebodhitree

Louise Despont: The Bodhi Tree, 2011

Dancer

Louise Despont: Dancer, 2011

Explorers

Louise Despont: Explorers, 2011

Bluemoon

Louise Despont: Blue Moon, Pondicherry, 2010

Couplewithclocktower

Louise Despont: Couple With Clock Tower, 2011

Untitled

Louise Despont: Untitled, 2011

Thedeck

Louise Despont: The Deck, 2011

Chapiteau

Louise Despont: Chapiteau, 2011

Di-eh

Louise Despont: DI-EH, 2010

No23

Louise Despont: No. 23, 2010

Work / Illustration

Louise Despont

Louise Despont is a preternaturally talented illustrator who appropriates the pages of antique ledger books to create the canvases for her beautiful large scale drawings. Influenced by the patterns she’s found throughout her travels in south east Asia, her work plays with pleasing symmetry and dizzying figurations to produce something that’s part alchemist’s notebook and part circus-dwelling fortune teller’s ouija board. Look deep enough and you’ll get completely lost in these mesmerising images–- amongst Despont’s thousands of pencil strokes you’ll even find the little numbers left behind by the original ledgers’ owners. Simply stunning.