Just a glance at Spring 2018 cover artist, Inès Longevial’s artwork and you know she was born for a solo show in Paris. A native of Southern France, her paintings and drawings seem to travel in time from an early twentieth Century European salon to 2019 in timeless portraits that are both classic and contemporary. Recent postings on her Instagram account, where she shared her own adolescent drawing replicas of van Gogh works done in her early teens, seem to confirm her eye for a particular classical painting approach. Now based in Paris, Longevial seems right at home.

After a residency and exhibition in San Francisco in 2018, Longevial is back in the City of Lights producing her own solo show, One Year, at Galerie des Tournelles in the Marais from March 29—31, 2019. Recent travels to Morocco for ceramics and the framework of her portraits will make up the bulk of One Year in an exhibition that also serves as a release of a new book of Longevial’s work, featuring paintings, drawings, and drafts. The collection beautifully illustrates not only her work, but the evolution behind her process and growth, how ideas ferment and are fleshed out afterwards. When discussing the book and her new exhibition, Longevial referenced a telling quote from a former Parisian, Ernest Hemingway: “I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.” —Evan Pricco

Stay tuned for more coverage when Juxtapoz visits Paris next week. Inès Longevial will also be releasing her first book as part of the exhibition. 

Read our cover story from last Spring with Longevial.