The British illustrator Marcus Oakley gives the measure of the Dialogue with his collages rich in color, by choosing two interlocutors instead of one, without defining the rules of the game to the two Strasbourg residents Roxane Lumeret and Zad Kokar.
The exhibition reveals how these two illustrators appropriated, in their own way and with their own tools, Marcus Oakley’s universe: by overflowing, cutting, quoting and diverting his collages as freely as possible, to produce a “Common microcosm” according to Zad Kokar.
Born in 1973 in Norfolk, Marcus Oakley has been working in Edinburgh for three years. His graphic writing is characterized by a dynamic style, in color and black and white, letting his lines develop as freely as possible. Self-taught musician, he performs under the name of The Sunflower Band (drone music, ambient). In his music as in his drawing, we find impulse and simplicity.
Marcus Oakley collaborates with many magazines such as Anorak magazine, Rats 3, So Young Magazine, Brainstrom Zine or The Plant magazine. He also works on different types of projects that include textiles, decoration, design, music, card publishing and other goodies.
Born in 1988 in Strasbourg, Roxane Lumeret graduated by the HEAR in 2011. She dedicates herself to drawing, comics and illustration of books for children and adults, developing a detailed and precise style. Her graphic work is mainly based on repetition, which she uses to produce discrepancies and analogies.
Three youth albums have been published by Albin Michel: Once upon a time, a princess and a little girl (2016), L’Enciellement de maman (2015) and On Thought, Horse (2013).
Her first comic, Brake on, on the coast, was published in 2006 by Les requins Marteaux (BD Cul). Roxane Lumeret has also collaborated with collective publications such as The Drawer, The Parisianer, Lagoon and Beautiful illustrations. She is attending the Drawing Now Salon from March 22 to 25, 2018.
Born in 1988 in L’Isle-Adam, Zad Kokar, graduated by the HEAR in 2015, lives and works in Strasbourg. Since then, it is divided between illustration, comics and music, developing a visual universe close to science fiction and fairground imaginary. In 2010, he co-founded with Hicham Amrani the collective Psoriasis, dedicated to the edition of images and comics. Zad Kokar is also part of three musical projects that navigate between tribal noise, drone, punk and hip hop: Zero Year, Sida, and Zad Kokar & The Combi Beyaz.
Founded in 1993 in Marseille by Pakito Bolino and Caroline Sury, Le Dernier Cri, located in the Belle de Mai wasteland, is specialized in the hand-made publication of graphzines and serigraphs. Solidly established in the margins of the book and contemporary art industry, this historical independent publishing company supports international artists who distinguish themselves by their radical works, sometimes on the outsider art line. Resolving not to be limited to a strict editorial line, the singularity of the Dernier Cri was built on its experimental management of color and the need to encourage bold narrative processes.
Born in 1989 in Toulouse, graduate from the HEAR in 2012, Juliette Etrivert feeds several facets behind her screen printer mask: illustrator for the youth and for the press as the magazine Nobrow, for the New York Times, and for festivals poster, she is also author of erotic comics, micro-editor and sculptor. Whether for children or adults, Juliette Etrivert’s unruly drawing resonates with the imaginary world she portrays, populated by dinosaurs, hybrid cretures and tough women.
Directed in 2016 by Claire Sichez and Marine Rivoal, Iâhmès and the Grande Dévoreuse tells the story of a young boy who refuses death and rejects the judgment of the Gods. Freely inspired by the Book of the Dead and the beliefs of ancient Egypt, this animated short film has received an enthusiastic welcome and has been noticed in many international festivals (such as the César 2017, the FEFFS 2017, or the Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2016).
This exhibition offers both young and old to discover the different stages necessary for the creation of this craft and dreamlike short film, made from prints cut and animated stop-motion. In particular, there are original prints and puppets used for the sets and characters, the reconstruction of a box of animator, as well as the film in its entirety and the making-of accompanying.
Retrospective exhibition of press illustrations by the illustrator from Barcelona, from newspapers and magazines such as The World, The Boston Globe, Liberation, Die Zeit … These images accompany articles dealing with political, economic and social news. A wide variety of topics he has covered over the last ten years is presented: from Trump’s election to the Panama Papers or to the ban on burkini on some French beaches.
Live printing and sale of serigraphy I Scream on the evening of the opening by Series K in the gallery Continuum.
Born in Nimes in 1986, Sandrine Thommen lives and works in Strasbourg, where she was graduated by the HEAR in 2010. Her delicate and finely colored drawings illustrate didactic albums and fictions intended for young people, such as La Lance et le bouclier (two Chinese fables, published by HongFei Cultures, 2016), Japanese book-calendar Choses petites et merveilleuses (Picquier Jeunesse, 2014) or Les oiseaux globe-trotteurs (illustrated documentary, published by Actes Sud Junior, 2014 ). Through her drawings, we can read the influence of Persian miniatures, and Japanese and Chinese iconography. The Yōkaï exhibition reveals the original gouaches that illustrate these disturbing creatures from Japanese folklore, made for the eponymous album published by Actes Sud Junior in 2017.
An emblematic author of the revival of the comic strip at work since the 1990s. Coming from an Italian-Lorraine family, graduated by the University of Strasbourg, he leads a career of author and teacher. His book Rocco et la Toison has been nominated for the Fauve for best album 2017 of the Angoulême festival. From his extended residencies across the Channel, he shot Brighton Report, (Ego as X, 2005) then D’une île à l’autre (The Association, 2011), where he evokes the port of Hastings which we will see here originals, sketches and memories.
In partnership with the Libraries of the University of Strasbourg and the ÉSPÉ.
Bis repetita! The exchange in the heart of L’Ennui, magazine and collective founded at HEAR … once again! For the third issue of L’Ennui, the authors and others exchanged photographs from which to draw. Not shy of the mise en abîme, the participants exchange today their comics and illustrations and continue to collaborate. Faster, stronger, further, the infernal correspondence resumes!
An exhibition between the illustrator, cartoonist, writer, crooner, Fabio Viscogliosi and illustrator and musician Luca Retraite. Landscapes deserted and unknown, travellings in space-time, we see that something has happened (or is about to happen) in these places, but you never know exactly what. Belvederes take the form of a series of Riso books published by Gargarismes and an exhibition to discover at the opening or by appointment.
Based in Laxou, a time speaker at ESAL, this British illustrator found that the illustrations he is ordered are often built from a list of things to be included. He presents a series of impressions as collections composed of the many things, more or less visible, extracted from his images. These reassemblies are an opportunity to create new narratives, such as catalogs of items to compare with each other or as a whole.
Staying at the Mökki was our summer habit : a haven of peace on the mountainside, desert and covered with stars. It was Paul’s family home and he made it a point of honor to see us there every year. But this time, the tall pines did not seem so welcoming anymore and the path leading to the village disappeared under thick branches. Even more than the surroundings, it was the house itself that had changed. She looked alive. An exhibition of the collective and magazine Mökki.
GalleryLAC invites for the exhibition DUO # 01 Manuela Ferry, author of several youth albums, graduated from ESAL and installed in Strasbourg, and Sophie Lecuyer, illustrator, visual artist and engraver who digs her furrow in Nancy. Two poetic worlds that will coexist for six weeks in the new premises of the Strasbourg record shop.
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CALC is a Strasbourg micro-publishing company made up of a group of seven illustrator friends. To celebrate her new fanzine, she invests the What The Cake tea room: discover your future or lose yourself in star gazing. The opening night, March 22, will also be an opportunity to immerse yourself in a mystical trance.
CALC is waiting for you.
A small exhibition that highlights the books published by this collective. Since 2009, it spends its time restarting typography, screen printing or engraving on the side of the old bastions of Strasbourg, and using it to print the work of the people its likes.
3:30 pm Workshop with four illustrators which try 3D drawing made in virtual reality. This experimentation, open to the public (to see how these illustrators are working). It will be followed by a restitution which will allow to discover the illustrations at 360 ° by illustrators Sherley Freudenreich, Guillaume Chauchat, Guillaume Deloizon and Émilie Clarke-Géhan, equipped with an Oculus or HTC headset.
19 PM Discussion around virtual reality, its different tools and its possible applications in the fields of animation, video games and illustration.
20 PM To continue the experience of a 360 ° immersion in drawing, a special session of Virtual Reality cinema will close the evening. In partnership with Seppia, FEFFS and Shadok.