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$
2071
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$
2067
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$
1943
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$
2005
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$
1918
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$
1861
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$
1906
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$
2167
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$
1897
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$
2504
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$
1573
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$
1519
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$
1640
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$
3103
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$
2424
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$
2130
Gotland / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 47 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
Edition of 10 copies
4,830 US$
690
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$
2219
Iceland 270 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2725
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$
2058
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$
2127
Cameron Lake / Mikael Lafontan
Print mounted on dibon
Image : 31 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2233
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$
2001
Féro 48 / Mikael Lafontan
Color negative printed on dibon
Image : 120 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 EA + 10 copies
4,830 US$
2918
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$
2160
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$
2074
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$
2099
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$
2028
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$
2175
Iceland 2 / Mikael Lafontan
Lambda print on dibon
Image : 80X100 cm
Edition of 20 copies
2,130 US$
2264