→ Opening Wednesday, June 15
→ Exhibition from 9 to 30 June
Working as an independent designer since 1994, Laurent Durieux is noticed in 2011 with his poster François à l’Américaine, created on the occasion of an exhibition commemorating the work of the director Jacques Tati, This allows him to be contacted by several American publishers and galleries, including the Mondo gallery based in Austin, Texas, for which he has since made alternative movie posters. His work is appreciated by American directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and Paul Thomas Anderson. In 2015, he directed the poster of the 42nd Telluride Film Festival (Colorado, USA). In 2017, he was contacted by the Utopiales festival team, for which he directed the poster for the 18th edition. An exhibition is dedicated to him during this edition of the festival. In 2018, at the request of his friend François Schuiten, he put in color the album Le dernier Pharaon, published in 2019, of the series Blake and Mortimer, scripted by Jaco Vandormael, Thomas Gunzig and François Schuiten and designed by him. That same year, he exhibited in Austin, Texas, in the Mondo gallery, a dozen new screen prints. Among these is a poster for Apocalypse Now, which will be used as an official visual for the release of the film in theaters around the world. In 2021, a retrospective has just been dedicated to him at the Mima in Brussels (Millenium Iconoclast Museum of art) as well as a smaller exhibition at the Forum des images in Paris. In 2022, he directed the poster for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. His exhibition will be presented at the Art By Friends gallery in June of the same year.