Bricoles, gribouillis et fonds de tiroirs... An artbook by Christophe Chabouté
Sculptor of light and shadow, craftsman of the frame and composition, Chabouté is both an accomplished artist and a demanding worker. The pen marks and ink stains that adorn his drawing table bear witness to this. Author of a rich oeuvre, he has shown throughout his career that his talent is not limited to comics. Today, for our greatest pleasure, he opens his drawers to deliver his secret treasures...
Sketches, researches, cover illustrations, exhibition pieces or personal works, this beautiful book retraces 20 years of relentless creation. Divided into implicitly thematic chapters, it resonates perfectly with the different sources of inspiration that enamel the work of its author. Ocean, Music, New-York, Shadows and Lights or Roofs of Paris form the components of a contemplative and poetic universe, where silences speak and tell.
Rhythmically punctuated by the voice of a narrator to which the author's personal interventions echo and open with a preface by Charlélie Couture (with whom Chabouté had the opportunity to organize two cross-exhibitions), this book offers the creative panorama of a unique artist in the contemporary comic strip landscape.
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