Prosper Legault was born in 1994 in Bordeaux. He graduated from the Boulle school, after a professional life in crafts and industry, he is now a visual artist, graduating from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020. Prosper Legault is co-founder of the cultural space “La Volonté 93”, alongside Alexander Raczka, Antwan Horfee and Johan Papaconstantino, and is the author of two collections of songs published on the RED LEBANESE label. He has participated in several group exhibitions and had a solo show at the Crous Gallery in Paris in 2019. In August 2020, he exhibits a work in the window of the Natalie Seroussi gallery.
Rubis Mécénat, renews for the fifth consecutive year its collaboration with the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Saint-Eustache church, on the occasion of the Nativity celebrations. The work presented this year was created by the young artist Prosper Legault, a recent Beaux-Arts graduate, who was selected by the jury members following a call for projects from the school’s students.
The artist’s wish was to confront the great city where we live with its inequalities, its codes, with the church of Saint-Eustache and the birth of Jesus, the bearer, for him, of the history of mankind for more than two millennia. “Reinterpreting the nativity of Christ forces me to think of the most destitute people who sleep in makeshift shelters, who try to earn enough to eat by selling chestnuts, souvenirs or bottles of water. His works, which he defines as “street poems”, he builds them with what he collects, what has been abandoned to give them another life “because things are not fixed and the whole world can change through the way we look at it”.
Exhibition from December 1, 2020 to February 2, 2021
Saint-Eustache Church, 146 rue Rambuteau, 75001 Paris