France | Edition 2022 /

Amandine Urruty

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The visual identity of Maintenant 2022, signed by Amandine Urruty

Amandine Urruty is a French illustrator who lives and works in Paris… on her bed. With a degree in plastic arts and art philosophy, she started her career by designing the visual identity of an underground music band, where she was a singer during her student years in Toulouse. From there, she laid the foundations of a deviant universe inspired by nightmares and the unconscious, made of burlesque characters and imaginary monsters. Her work is regularly exhibited around the world and her drawings are published in renowned international magazines such as Time Magazine, New York Times, Le Monde and Les Inrockuptibles.

In a style all her own, her works are rich in references and give life to an improbable meeting between the zany characters of the Puppet Show, the painter Jerome Bosh and his taste for heresy… in a fantastic medieval universe. With her lead pencils, Amandine Urruty confronts Flemish painting and pop culture in a minimalist work, with a solid pencil technique. In a disquieting and offbeat atmosphere, she invites us to discover her toy chest and to have tea with her guests in grotesque costumes, her giant animal plush toys and her collection of objects found at Sunday garage sales.


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