Fantastiques N°2 Philippe Druillet

  • Dimensions : 97 × 129 cm
  • Year : 2017
  • Medium : Oil
  • Support : Canvas
  • Signature : Hand-signed
  • Thèmes : Chinese contemporary art Fantastique Illustration contemporaine
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Philippe Druillet vs Arx Lee (Li Chaoxiong)

Loft Gallery associate a myth of French comics and a little prince of Chinese painting.
One was born in 1944, the other in 1978.
35 years and 10,000 kilometers separate them. They represent not only two generations but also two cultures, two universes and two singular talents…
Faced with the works of these two artists who let their incredible imagination escape to the canvas, we are projected into the most beautiful of worlds.

Philippe Druillet was born in 1944 in Toulouse. In 1970, he joined in the magazine Pilote with his new episodes of Lone Sloane with a style more blazing, in which Druillet innovated an audacious page layout and introduced the computer graphics in decors. In 1975, he associated with Moebius, Jean-Pierre Dinnet and Bernard Farkas creating the Les Humanoïdes Associés, a French publishing house specializing in comics,  and the magazine Métal Hurlant. In 1975, torn by the death of his wife Nicole, Druillet created a violent and desperate story : La Nuit (The Night) for Rock and Folk. In 1980, he produced the Salammbô, a comic-book trilogy based upon Flaubert’s proto-heroic fantasy novel Salammbô. In his albums, the drawers explored the different registers and always the innovators. More information about Philippe Druillet, Check here !

Li Chaoxiong, alias ARX LEE, is a Chinese artist who was born in 1978 in Zhongshan, Canton. In the end of 1990s, he begun to present his early works in group exhibitions in Canton, Beijing and Japan (5th International Exhibition of the Japan Art Academy in 1997). Hence, he started studying at Guangzhou Fine Art School and graduated in 2002. He is as well the author of two poetic and introspective graphic novels: Bilibi in early 2000s and Buda-Pest in 2010, the last one published in three languages and the theme of an exhibition at the Galerie Loft, Paris. Since his childhood, the artist is immersed in the world of superheroes, cartoons and illustration. Developing his style in different artistic disciplines, such as painting, illustration, design, sculpture and photography, Li has gradually found his own language and mastered the codes of literary narration and of plastic and digital composition. Undoubtedly his unique painting style and figurative language are representative of what China has best to offer among the young generation.

More information about Arx Lee, check here !