Uniko

Bastien Figuié aka UNIKO, is a young art director trained in design in the south of France, in love with minimalist branding, beautiful letters and pure forms. After having worked in various Parisian communication agencies in the luxury and corporate sectors, it is quite natural that he wished to widen his field of action and take the plunge... to finally present his illustrations. Minimalist, joyful, sometimes abstract or sometimes typographic, Bastien's work keeps as a red thread the frank and assumed colours and the energy that comes out. Bastien Figuié works today as a freelance art director.

 

Piment Martin

Behind Piment martin is Marion BEGUE, graphic designer and illustrator.

She has big green eyes and an untamable mane. Her main subjects: objects, plants and this little totem woman who looks like her. Marion goes from still life to very lively illustrations where she puts forward the woman and her body as an ode to femininity. She likes above all the banal scenes that we forget to look at, like a vase on a table, and represents in her illustrations the small theatres and details of everyday life, their poetic and humorous sides.

Her illustrations are inspired by her many plants, flea markets full of quirky objects and lucky finds, and the trips she has made.

Benjamin Schwartz

Originally from California, Benjamin Schwartz has been living in Paris since 2018.
A multi-disciplinary artist, he has worked in film, photography, but also in fashion as a designer and self-taught shoemaker.

His latest series on the breads of various Parisian bakeries, done in pastels, explores our link with this essential food of the French diet; its history, its craft.

Benjamin Schwartz also hopes to partner and collaborate with international social justice organisations that focus on food waste and access to quality food on projects that blend humanitarianism and art.

Lucile Chanteloup

Lucile is a 26-year-old French illustrator from the Guérande peninsula. Fascinated by the power of images since her childhood, she started her artistic career in Berlin in 2019. She now works from her studio in Paris and sometimes slips away to visit the Atlantic Ocean.

Through bright and soft colours and rounded shapes, Lucile wishes to convey a message of optimism, to make people smile, to brighten up a day and to draw attention to the importance of others and of nature.

Her creative techniques range from digital design to acrylic painting and ink drawing. As far as printing is concerned, she prefers to use traditional and ecological techniques (risography, silk-screen printing, linocut).

Martin Jarrie

A well-known painter and illustrator, Martin Jarrie works for the press and publishing industry, in France and abroad. In 1997 he won the Grand Prize at the International Illustration Biennial in Bratislava and two special mentions at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2010 for Hyacinthe et Rose (ed.Thierry Magnier) and in 2012 for Rêveur de cartes (ed.Gallimard Giboulées). He has been exhibited many times in France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His paintings can be seen at the Museum of Illustration in Moulins and the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris.
His exhibition at the beginning of 2020 at the Belvedere Museum in the Netherlands was a great success.

L'Imagier du vivant, his latest book, was published by Seuil Jeunesse. His next book "Les deux géants" will be published in October 2021 by HongFei.

He is represented in Paris by Arsenic Galerie, rue Guénégaud and by the Adorable Art & Design Gallery in The Hague.

Clara Debray

Clara Debray is a young French author and illustrator. She grew up in a small village of Chartreuse in the Alps and moved to Paris for her studies. After graduating in textile design in 2016 at the Duperré school, she joined the Paris School of Decorative Arts from which she graduated in 2020.

The sense of belonging to the environment in which she grew up has never left her. She now lives in Annecy and devotes much of her illustration work to conveying her personal feeling for the mountains. She likes to draw landscapes and faces that tell stories.

Colours are important to Clara, and traditional tools such as oil paint and pastels allow her to express herself fully.

Les Canailles

Created in 2016 by Diane Marissal and Jérémie Leblanc, Les Canailles is a duo where the literary and artistic influences of one mix with the visual and graphic culture of the other. Whether it's illustrations, silkscreens or publishing, collage is at the heart of their four-handed practice.

"Our plastic universe, at the crossroads of these fields, mixes popular culture, graphic design and abstraction to explore the narrative and poetic character of images. Faced with an ambient pessimism, we want to reinstate a relationship of curiosity, fiction and dialogue with everyone, young and old.

Clément Thoby

Cément Thoby is only 29 years old and yet he is already a virtuoso of grease pencil, coloured pencil and oil pastel...

After studying animation at the EMCA in Angoulême, he worked on large animation productions, but above all he likes to immortalise the landscapes and wild compositions that he discovers during his travels.

Fascinated by the light, shadows and textures of trees, he first followed his own steps, even though Félix Valloton and the Japanese artist Kazuo Oga, DA of the Studio Ghibli films, inspired him in his art.

With his striking colours, which are closer to impressionist painting than to illustration, he likes to create a path to the unknown, a mysterious, peaceful and timeless atmosphere that makes you want to go there.

Virginie Cognet

Virginie Cognet began her career as a fashion designer, then became an art director, before launching herself into illustration. Her colourful and poetic line is charged with a naive lightness. We find in it everything she loves: freedom, plants, gardening and books...

She has collaborated with numerous women's magazines, notably Flow Magazine, but also for children's magazines, major retailers such as BHV Marais and children's fashion.

His paintings, mostly done in gouache, are meant to be remedies for melancholy.

Sophie Brice

Sophie Brice is passionate about typography, paper and travel. In 2015, she discovered Amsterdam and its unique architecture. But where many are captivated by the colourful facades, she sees the intertwining lines. Fascinated by the symmetry of the buildings, she drew her first silk-screen print.

From then on, each journey will be the subject of a graphic interpretation reflecting a keen sense of observation. Everything is meticulously designed to fit together and reflect the essence of the city or country illustrated.

Brice Postma

Brice Postma is a graphic designer, illustrator, painter and screen printer.
Sometimes all these activities collide in his head, he is lost, he doesn't know where to turn. Tears are liberating, so Brice has a good cry, curls up in a corner of his studio and there, as if recharged, he comes to his senses and stakhanovises, he paints in the morning, creates virtual brushes at noon, prints in the early afternoon and draws polar bears or perhaps penguins from the end of the day until the evening.

Beatrice Alemagna

Awarded several times for her work, Beatrice Alemagna won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal in the United States, the Association Book Award in England and the prestigious Grand Prix de l'Illustration in France in 2017 and 2018.

This self-taught, multi-awarded Tomi Ungerer fan has been living in France for twenty years. She has published more than thirty albums as an author-illustrator and her works have been translated all over the world. She has often exhibited her work at Artazart, from "petits poux" to "Un grand jour de rien".

Elsa martino

Elsa Martino is a young illustrator, graphic designer and art director. She takes on bright colours and it is by her daring tones that we immediately recognize her work. Her line is minimalist, very graphic. Women's silhouettes, legs, buttocks or breasts, stand out against coloured backgrounds. Elsa has borrowed her love of pop colours from David Hockney, one of her favourite artists.

As far as the theme is concerned, we are right in the middle of urban or street culture. The young illustrator does not detail the features and faces but rather focuses on the outfits and curves of her characters. These drawings represent details of everyday life that 'catch her eye'.

Camille de Cussac

Camille de Cussac is a graduate of the Ecole de Condé in Paris, and is represented by the Slow Agency. She has published many books for children, including the famous "KO à Cuba" published by Thierry Magnier.

She tells funny and poetic stories with an unusual palette and always a lot of humour. Her passion for the unknown takes us on a journey through her amused and tenderised view of the zaniness of her contemporaries here and elsewhere. You could discover her on the banks of the Canal Saint Martin in January 2020.