Lionel was born in Doubs and has been painting since the age of twelve. He is self-taught and passionate, and works tirelessly to develop a dreamlike figurative work, full of poetry and fantasy, in the calm of his studio located in the heart of the city of Bourges.
Lionel paints exclusively on linen canvas and likes to create backgrounds using an airbrush, which allows him to play with both shades of colour and light variations. Then, equipped with a range of acrylics, which require a relatively short drying time, the painter works quickly, precisely and meticulously on creating his subjects. Lionel draws his inspiration as much from the works of surrealists such as René Magritte and Salvador Dalí as from the avant-garde pictorial universe of Jérôme Bosch. In addition, he also feels close to more contemporary painters such as Zdzisław Beksiński or Claude Verlinde.
Drawing plays a central role in the artist's approach as it is the quality of his drawing that will determine the free interpretation of his works by the spectator. Lionel is a member of the Circle of European Artists and dedicates his pictorial research to the symbolisation of harmony, of the passage of time, which everyone can freely interpret themselves.