It’s been a couple of years since we last featured Laurent Moreau, when we were taken by his ability to create striking, graphic images in paint. We were keen to see how this has been developing so take a look at some of his recent work while he talks about what he’s been up to recently.
It’s great to see that Laurent is continuing to explore his love of line, pattern, and gorgeously dense foliage. While the overall forms in his illustrations are kept quite simple, the variety of detail added with the lines, dots, and dashes really brings everything intensely to life.
Laurent tells us about some of the recent book and editorial commissions he’s been doing, as well as some silkscreens for an upcoming collaborative exhibition.
We’re excited to see how these turn out as Laurent’s technique of overlaying and blending lines and layers is something we can see really lending itself to the screen printing process well.
For the last few months, I worked on different projects … I worked on a new children’s book project with a French publisher. The title will be, ‘Dans la Forêt des Masques’.
The story takes place in the woods, and there will be 9 masks inside! This is the first time I have drawn masks. I looked at lot of old books with African and Inuit masks.
I also worked on different commissioned projects, for press and communication. I made my first drawing for The New York Times— I’m glad! At the moment, I’m working on a silkscreen exhibition project with others illustrators.
It’s cool. And I must work differently. Normally, I do original paintings with paint colors. For this project, I have to work the colors separately, and I will discovered the final result after printing. I like this!
©Laurent Moreau, 2015