A bit of exciting news: I’ve been invited by Paul Gravett to have some examples of my work shown as part of an exhibition at the amazing “Atomium” building, located in Brussels. This is a real honour and I extend my thanks for being included.
For those who haven’t come across his fine work, Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster. Here’s his description of this show, which sounds like a must-see:
“I am curating an exhibition at the Atomium itself in Brussels about the ‘Style Atome’ or Atom style of comics from June 4th to September 20th. “A la recherche du style atome” or, “In search of the Atom Style“, takes a fresh look at the incredible line of artists who have been inspired since the 1970s by the lessons of Jijé, Franquin, Will and Tillieux. Among the contemporary stars of the exhibition will be Joose Swarte (who invented the term Stijl Atom), Serge Clerc, Yves Chaland, François Avril, Ever Meulen and Daniel Torres.
The exhibition is in one of the “balls” of the Atomium and on two levels:
1. Information in the form of digital prints mixing text, panels, pages, photos of creators, etc, explaining the roots of Atom Style, its specific properties, and its modern and current practitioners.
2. Nine short movie clips shown on large projection screens, 7 of them dedicated to a single star artist, and 2 showing other artists, from the period, or more recent and international, who continue in this style today.”
Above is a poster for the event incorporating an image by the immortal Yves Chaland. I can never get enough of that graphic punch! Going to have to hop on a jet plane and get over there before September…8 comments