Christian de Laubadère
Christian de Laubadère began living and working in Shanghai in 2001.
The series of 137 paintings displayed in the Hotel Setai (Miami) and the most recent 21 paintings shown in Shanghai are a reflection of Christian's fascination with the sophistication and sensuality of women, past and present. He paints on paper and canvas using lead pencils, smoke and charcoal as well as printed and embroidered fabric selected from China and France.
His signature in Chinese characters is "Lu" (foot of the mountain) and "Mi" (power) directly translated from a nickname of his childhood "Loumi" which means "my favourite one" in French dialect from Gascogne province.