Christian Lhopital was born in 1953 in Lyon where he lives and works. Graduated from ENBA in 1976, drawing came to him thanks to its mobile and light practice, a sheet of paper, a ballpoint pen. In 1982, he undertook very large format drawings on paper mounted on canvas that were exhibited at MAC Lyon in 1985. Since 1991, he has covered his large drawings with washing China ink and gesso, the Recouvrements. In 1998, he started with Broken Shadowsthe first series with repeated paterns, « kinematics », which was exhibited at Casino Luxembourg. In 1999, he created his first scupture/assembly with cuddly toys plunged in white paint that was placed in front of his first graphite power wall drawing. In 2012, he produced L’énigme demeure UNLMRTD, a wall drawing on dismantled panels for MAC Lyon. This spring, he created his 20th wall drawing of 6 x 30 m, A Kind of Mind – vue de l’esprit, at GMoMa in Ansan, South Korea.