Albane SIMON - Illustrator
Albane’s imagination unfolds in a world of strange, surrealist figures. Mixing vintage and fantasy, she stages apocalyptic themes within whimsical settings packed with evocative details, creating a style in which antique tragedy and futurist delirium intertwine. An unconditional lover of Hip-hop, Albane seeks her inspiration from primary sources. The independent labels of the Californian coast have become the post-modern muses of her first creations. In return, she has produced a number of timeless collages to illustrate concert posters as well as the albums of international artists whose rhythms have inspired her work. Imagine a world where linear time has lost all relevance. A place where past memories and future visions dance in a familiar present gone awry, this is where nightmares collide with lucid clarity. Touching on topics diverse as : ecology, science, architecture and spirituality… Welcome to the land of eminent art of Albane, the surreal collagist.
« Collage can make a direct link between fantasy and reality, one is expressive the other is subjective »
Collaborations : La Maison du Whisky Flammarion Philosophie Magazine German Airwings Lonely Planet Kids Tate Gallery Maison Ferrand Festival Des Pains Gonzai Magazine Wired Magazine Trax Magazine
Exhibitions : 2008 – DyN & Mape – Bar “Invitez vous chez nous” (Paris) 2009 – Art video and digital festival (Athens) 2010 – Bar “Spank” (Paris) 2012 – Bar “La Bicyclette” (Paris) 2013 – Boutique d’Arts et créations alternatifs “Cheval Cheval” (Rouen) 2013 – Galerie “Espèces d’espaces” (Paris) 2013 – Mojito Skateshop (Reims) 2014 – Bar “Le Canotier” (Nantes) 2015 – The Halloween Hangover “71A Gallery” (London) 2015 – Chimera “Institut Français” (Rome)