• 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

Louise Despont

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

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.


Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.