about the artist :
Mikael Lafontan

Mikael Lafontan is a French and Swedish artist born in 1968, who has been living and working in Paris for the past 20 years.

Most of his work covers and explores northern landscapes: Scandinavia, Scotland, Canada or Iceland. Raised in France by a French father and a Swedish mother, Northern countries represent for him a source of nostalgic inspiration. Distance generates hunger, desire. People of mixed origins are defined by their differences: Swedish in France, yet French in Sweden. Stuck on a never-ending quest for his lost home. And what could be better than photography to sooth this need?

As soon as it's taken, the photo belongs to the past, it represents the time lost. Here, nostalgia has a double meaning: one referring to the intrinsic specificity of photography, and one regarding the artist’s approach to his origins.

Scandinavians have a very special bond with nature. Their ecological conscience wasn’t born with climate change, but is deeply rooted in their essence. Climate and nature are rough in those countries, making survival harsh and forging, throughout history, this spirit of respect, mixed with fear and superstitions.

Mikael’s work isn’t an ideological statement, but a search for this northern spirit within the landscapes, totemic shapes and matters. Old scandinavian tales and beliefs, filled with mysterious creatures, bring life to nature itself.

Baïkal 10 / Mikael Lafontan
Diasec print, American box
59 x 47 in (150 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1958
Baikal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print with white margin, diasec and wooden frame
38 x 50 in (97 x 127 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,050 US$
1944
Baïkal 5 / Mikael Lafontan
Print on Fine Art paper, diasec
47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,190 US$
1834
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
4,190 US$
1904
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
4,190 US$
1741
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
4,190 US$
1756
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
4,190 US$
1789
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
4,190 US$
2060
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
4,190 US$
1793
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
4,190 US$
2390
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
4,190 US$
1471
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
4,190 US$
1416
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
4,190 US$
1529
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
4,830 US$
2903
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
4,830 US$
2012
Cathedral Cove / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
2295
Gotland / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 10 copies
4,830 US$
603
Iceland 270 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2604
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1949
Islande Jokulsarlon 09 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40x47 in (100 x 120 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
3,700 US$
2018
Cameron Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Print mounted on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2111
Scotland Furuboda / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 40 x 47 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1858
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
4,830 US$
2095
Féro 48 / Mikael Lafontan
Color negative printed on dibon
Image : 120 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
2774
Yngsoe / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
2050
Iceland 1 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1959
Iceland 3 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1998
Pachena Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm )
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
1923
Suede Hindas / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
2060
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 80X100 cm
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2147