about the artist :
Mikael Lafontan

Mikael Lafontan is a French and Swedish artist born in 1968. He has been both living and working in Paris for the past 20 years. His work is present in both the Envie d’Art galleries in Paris and London.

Most of his work covers and explores northern landscapes: Scandinavia, Scotland, Canada or Island. Living in France but raised by a French father and a Swedish mother, Northern countries are to him a source of nostalgic inspiration. Distance generates hunger, desire. People of mixed origins are defined by their difference : Swedish in France, yet French in Sweden. Always on a quest for his lost homes.

And what better than photography to sate this need ?

Photography is the art of nostalgia. Once done, it belongs to the past, it represents the lost moment. Here, nostalgia has a double meaning : the intrinsic specificity of photography, and the specificity of the artist’s approach to his origins.

Scandinavians have a very special link to nature. Their ecological conscience wasn’t born with recent studies on climate change, but deeply rooted in their essence. Climate and nature are rough in those countries. Throughout history, the necessity to survive in hostile environments has forged this specific approach of mixed respect, fear and superstitions.

Mikael’s work isn’t an ideological statement, but a search for this northern spirit within landscapes, totem shapes and matter. Old scandinavian tales and beliefs give life to all that constitutes nature and are inhabited by mysterious creatures.

Baikal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print with white margin, diasec and white wooden frame
36 x 47 in (91 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,520.43 $
1157
Baikal 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Print with white margin, diasec and white wooden frame
37 x 47 in (96 x 118 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,520.43 $
1073
Baïkal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, diasec
47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
886
Baïkal 10 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
59 x 47 in (150 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
942
Baïkal 11 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
909
Baïkal 12 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
746
Baïkal 13 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
787
Baïkal 1 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
834
Baïkal 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
854
Baïkal 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
784
Baïkal 4 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
1319
Baïkal 6 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, American box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm), Frame : 40,5 x 48,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
706
Baïkal 7 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
634
Baïkal 8 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
593
Baïkal 9 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm), Frame : 48,5 x 40,5 in
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,679.04 $
668
Le Marais de Carélie, Finlande / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on diasec
Image : 48 x 60 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
Price on request
1561
Islande Jokulsarlon 15 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print mounted on aluminium & diasec on top
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1155
Cathedral Cove / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1256
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
971
Islande Jokulsarlon 09 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40x47 in (100 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,123.90 $
1118
Iceland 270 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1270
Cameron Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Print mounted on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1164
Scotland Furuboda / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40 x 47 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1013
British Columbia - Squamish 30, Canada / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 59 x 47 in (150 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1121
Féro 48 / Mikael Lafontan
Color negative printed on dibon
Image : 120 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1474
Yngsoe / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1101
Iceland 1 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1026
Iceland 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1045
Pachena Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
991
Suede Hindas / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
5,392.79 $
1133
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 80X100 cm
Edition of 20 copies
2,379.17 $
1168