These handy street interventions are really quite something

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 24 January 2015

French artist Chifumi Krohom  from Strasbourg, who lives in Phnom Penh, purports to have a taste for experimentation with no destination or purpose, which pretty much sums up the greatness of his larger-than-life wheatpasted works across Cambodia, Nepal, India, as well as Italy and France.

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Even heroes have secret vices: series by Greg Guillemin

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Saturday 9 November 2013

Greg Guillemin’s sense of humour is so spot on. This series of neo-comic book art features iconic characters doing things we just didn’t know they were into. Ariel, the beloved Little Mermaid, likes sushi? I would have never guessed. And no one saw it coming when Winnie the Pooh got into craft beer. No one.

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Street artist Globepainter spreads his unique style globally

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Paris, Mexico City or São Paulo, it doesn’t really matter…the globetrotting French street artist Globepainter aka. Julien Seth Malland, has been everywhere. A big opportunity recently was his collaboration with Canal + for the documentary series Les Nouveux Explorateurs, which allowed him to travel the world while painting. Another wonderful detail of his art is […]

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Dub-step Electro Animals by French artist Yo Az

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 19 September 2013

I’m not usually one for animal art, but these digital illustrations by French artist Yo Az blew me away. They seem to fit seamlessly into a dup-step music haze. Each animal is cleverly composed of tiny, robotic details. The vector illustrations only become more interesting as you dissect each color and  line segment.

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Highway Landscapes: new music video by Pauline Andrès

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Are you reading this drunk? If not, grab a whisky and let’s rendezvous in thirty. Highway Landscapes by French singer Pauline Andrès is in no rush. The video is paced precisely the way Transformers 2 isn’t, and the song’s loose, languid style is like a Lynchian lullaby – all brooding menace, and dark-eyed girls in […]

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Selfies plastered on the ground of Times Square

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 9 May 2013

Get ready New York, French artist JR has set out to take your photo and plaster it to the ground in Times Square. The project is called Inside Out and ran from April 22 to May 10. And how does JR get your photo? Don’t worry, it’s not some creepy spy cam thing. Instead, a truck […]

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Colourful Illustrations by Raphael Urwiller

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By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Wednesday 24 April 2013

I love the bright blocks of colour in these illustrations by Raphael Urwiller. The French artist relies on the tradition of screen-printing art, but takes it to a whole new level of cool. And he doesn’t keep any secrets to himself. Find all of his original sketches with his final pieces to understand the process.

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Surreal bronze sculptures with torsos missing

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 16 February 2013

In French artist Bruno Catalano’s recent sculpture series Les Voyageurs, life-sized travelers carry luggages, bags and a serene expression on their face, seemingly oblivious to the fact that a huge part of their torso is missing. I saw the actual works at a gallery recently. It’s amazing how all the upper parts of the sculptures […]

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Abstract portrait illustrations by Macsime Simon

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By Gonzalo Benard in New Illustration on Thursday 17 January 2013

Because it’s good to have some good contemporary deconstructed cubist mixed face expressions painted over A4 size paper, I vote for Macsime Simon. He is a cool guy.

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New illustration book by French artist Blexbolex

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By Julie Frey in New Illustration on Friday 9 March 2012

Take a look at these beautiful illustrations by French artist Blexbolex. His self-authored book People is clever enough to entertain adults and simple enough for young readers to appreciate.

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Autistic artist Gilles Trehin’s imaginary city of Urville

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By Jacob Stack in New Art on Thursday 17 November 2011

Gilles Trehin is an amazing French artist. He has autism, and an incredibly creative mind. Now 32, he has created the imaginary city of Urville, which he has been working on since he was 15.The drawings of Urville are just astounding in terms of detail and execution. He also has a book of the same name, looking at the history, geography, economy, and culture of this totally imaginary city, along with 300 drawings.

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Super hero poster design by Greg Guillemin

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By Brooke Holm in New Design on Thursday 10 November 2011

I love seeing different creative approaches to movie posters. Especially Batman movie posters. Here are some pretty awesome graphic design goodies by French illustrator Greg Guillemin.

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Véronique Meignaud

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Illustration on Thursday 1 September 2011

At first glance, French artist Véronique Meignaud’s personal pieces resemble a few exploded buckets of paint or primitive pen scribbles.

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Laurent Le Deunff

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 26 April 2011

It might appear that Laurent Le Deunff constructed these fleshy, zombie-looking animal sculptures from dirt and deceased beast remains. Fortunately, the French-artist actually made use of Kraft paper, chicken wire, dreadlocks and other varied components. Don’t ask me why, but the series reminds me of elephant dung heels.

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