First there was the countryside and lanes of Picardie, where Jean-Philippe Lebée was born in 1992, amid the faded extravagance of Oise, on the outskirts of the capital. A region on the fringes, where unoccupied, unconfused nature sits alongside the pallid glow of the modest towns. Lebée developed a marked taste for a style akin to a fine balancing act between urbanisation and bucolic laid-backness.
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