About Christian Robert De Massy
Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic
Christian de Massy is a conceptual illustrator (or Concept Artist) who has been drawing for as long as he can remember. Although he studied biology and ecology at university - studies that allowed him to travel to Argentina and Lesotho, among other places - the call of his first love led him to reorient himself towards illustration, where, through a series of coincidences, he became an illustrator for Hollywood films. He now teaches digital illustration while working on various design projects (serigraphs, paintings, murals,...). "His technical skills allow Christian de Massy a lot of spontaneity in his creation. In his art, the line comes first. Volumes, geometries and depths of field are all tools he uses to establish properly figurative (and certainly attractive) frameworks to stage his imaginary universe of great narrative richness. Indeed, de Massy has the gift of opening a window on what one guesses to be a scene, a fragment of a truculent story. From children's tales, with all the candor and nostalgia they evoke, to ecofuturist epics, Christian de Massy's works open onto as many heterotopias (or "other spaces"), those places where the real and the mythical confront each other, where legendary themes and prosaic details meet. And this is the strength of his art. As Michel Foucault said, to whom we owe the concept of heterotopias: "children know them perfectly".
Samedi, chez Moelle Graphik (2022)
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