Noire Méduse is a french publishing house created in 2011 exclusively dedicated to the tattoo culture and its many facets. They carry books, sketchbooks, silkscreens and art prints. Their latest sketchbook is the “Carnet 1” by Léa Nahon, a well-known and popular tattoo artist.
This first volume shows a selection of drawings taken from her own sketchbooks, which play a very important part in her life as an artist and through which Léa offers her interpretation of the world. She has developed her own, particular style, including sketches, stencils, collages and sometimes texts, with a dominance of black ink. Her illustrations, essentially portraits, are mainly inspired by her own environment. Léa returns to her artistic roots as a tattooer, by offering to ink these pages within the heart of the matter: the skin of her clients. All these designs are transformed into either paintings or tattoos, sometimes even both.
After a short introduction by the editor, this book unveils in over 64 pages and as many drawings, the extraordinary world of this tattoo artist with her unique and unmistakable style. Free from traditional codes of tattooing, Léa Nahon, originally from Paris became a leader in this innovative trend, an important part of the contemporary art dimension of modern tattoos. Indeed, she worked for a long time at “La Boucherie Moderne” (Brussels) one of the main centers of experimental tattooing before opening her own shop called “L’Usine”, in Liège (Belgium).
Author: Léa Nahon
Title: Léa Nahon – Carnet 1
Hard cover – format 15 x 21 cm
Bound, sewed – 64 pages
Public price: 25 €
Publisher: Noire Méduse Éditions
You can order this book from the editor’s website: www.noire-meduse.com
All Images & Design © Léa Nahon